Infinite Hope – Nonviolence Festival’s 9th Annual MLK Day Celebration — Monday, 18 January 2016

Nonviolence Festival’s 9th Annual
Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Infinite Hope
Discovering Inspiration In Ourselves & Others

Join us for a evening of reflection and planning as we highlight the positive forces in our world.

Music ⌇ Speakers ⌇ Discussion

Monday January 18, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Kitchener City Hall Rotunda
Free Admission
Donations Welcome: Articles of clothing and non-perishable food donations towards Waterloo Region Welcome Refugees

Supported by:
Kitchener City of Kitchener Nonviolence Festival Nonviolence Festival KW Peace KW Peace

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Alliance Against Poverty Information Walk — Friday, 4 December 2015 at 6:00am

Photos and writeup now at Alliance Against Poverty Information Walk for CBC-KW "Sounds of the Season"

Alliance Against Poverty Information Walk for CBC-KW “Sounds of the Season”

3 December 2015 Kitchener-Waterloo

The Alliance Against Poverty (the AAP), a local grassroots group pressing for economic justice for everyone, will hold an Information Walk outside of THE MUSEUM at 10 King Street West, Kitchener, from 6:00am to 8:30am., where the CBC “Sounds of the Season” broadcast will occur tomorrow, Friday, 4 December 2015.

The AAP believes that rather than treating the symptoms of poverty, such as lack of food, with food banks and a lot of expensively administered, overlapping social programs, a simpler and more effective approach is a cure for poverty that eliminates the need for perpetual treatments of poverty’s symptoms. That cure is a Guaranteed Livable Income, also known as a Basic Income.

The idea of a GLI is supported by a wide range of people and groups from conservative to progressive. Martin Luther King Jr., for example, stated “the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.” Canada’s former Conservative Senator Hugh Segal also has been an advocate of a GLI for decades.

In August 2015 the Canadian Medical Association passed a resolution recommending a GLI for Canadians, because doctors know that poverty has a huge impact on health, which drives up the costs of health care. A GLI would cost all levels of government a lot less than the present system of meagre social assistance. In addition, the Green Party supports a GLI.

The AAP wants to see a GLI implemented in Canada to wipe out poverty and make food banks unnecessary. During the Information Walk, AAP members will distribute handouts on the GLI.

However, the AAP says: “Until there’s a GLI, keep supporting the Food Bank.”

Contact:

Richard Walsh email: richard.walsh@greenparty.ca mobile: 519-897-3630

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Peace and Justice — Saturday, 5 December 2015

Found on the University of Waterloo events calendar:

Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on Peace and Justice: Part Three

Join us for Session Three presentations by Shakil Choudhury, Educator and Consultant, Anima Leadership, Nancy Kelly, retired Lutheran pastor, and Louisa D’Amato, a news reporter from the The Record and member of the local Jewish community.

Free parking at Renison.

Host: Renison University College

Event website: SI Events

Cost: Free but registration required

Location:
REN – Renison University College Map
Room 1303
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4
Canada

Welcome to the new home for KWPeace

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Thanks to the sponsorship of Educators for Justice and the generosity of web hosting provider CCj/Clearline the KW Peace blog has moved to a new site at http://kwpeace.ca/.

An initiative of the Kitchener Waterloo Peace and Social Justice Community Symposium, the new site gives more flexibility to add things like a comprehensive calendar of all Peace and Social Justice events in the Kitchener–Waterloo area, and mailing lists for the KW Peace groups to coordinate those events.

Thank you for joining us on our new site!

–Bob Jonkman,
KWPeace Blog System Administrator.