Events List

A listing of Peace and Social Justice events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Waterloo Region.

Is an event missing? Let us know at info@kwpeace.ca

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Jan
14
Mon
2019
Grebel Gallery Exhibit | Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring @ CGR
Jan 14 – Apr 12 all-day

In this exhibit, artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context. Creating space for Indigenous wisdom to guide culture and policy is an integral part of building peace and justice.

Exhibit Launch

January 17, 2019, at 4 PM. Register online.

Gallery information

Fall/Winter hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Grade 10 Night
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Grade 10 Family Night is being hosted by the University of Waterloo. At this UWaterloo event, students and their families are invited to come to the university campus to listen to and talk with current students, staff and faculty about how to be on track for University. Grade 10 Family Night, on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm is also an excellent opportunity to see what the University of Waterloo has to offer!

To make this ‘outing’ even more exciting, Conrad Grebel would like to invite Grade 10 students and their families to come to Conrad Grebel first, for a complimentary pizza supper at 5:30pm, a tour and a Q & A about Grebel-life! We think dinner at Grebel followed by the Grade 10 UWaterloo Family Night pair well together. Students and families will learn about the opportunities a world-renowned academic institution provides, while also learning about the nurture, support and care that Grebel, a close-knit and faith-based resident community, can provide for students beginning their university careers.

To register for Conrad Grebel’s supper event, email pbartel@uwaterloo.ca by Thursday, February 14, with the number of people attending and any dietary restrictions.

To register or find more information on UWaterloo’s event go to https://uwaterloo.ca/future-students/grade-10-family-night.

WRN Supplementary meeting @ Coffee Culture
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

At this meeting we are planning to discuss the yellow jackets movement and other related issues in more or less casual and relaxed setting

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Seedy Saturday @ Kitchener Public Library - Central
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am

Come out and have your questions answered by master gardeners, learn about seed diversity and heritage seeds at the Seed Exchange, attend a variety of lectures with guest speakers, or shop for your spring gardening needs at the many vendors.

 

No registration required.

 

Seedy Saturdays are a remarkable phenomenon. They are not one event, but a series of separate events, which have sprung up across the country, each individually and uniquely organized under the same general themes of encouraging the use of open-pollinated and heritage seeds, enabling a local seed exchange, and educating the public about seed saving and environmentally responsible gardening practices. 

Seedy Saturdays are fun, inexpensive events where you can swap and exchange seeds, get exciting varieties that other seed savers are sharing (as well as the stories that come with them), attend workshops and talks, meet vendors and buy seeds from seed companies. Whether you are a first-time or master gardener, seed enthusiast or expert seed saver, there really is something for everyone. 

 

Details: http://kplca.evanced.info/signup/calendar

Feb
24
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

3 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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Feb
25
Mon
2019
Food Security in Africa’s Secondary Cities: Dschang, Cameroon
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The problem of urban food security has received little research or policy attention in Cameroon even though it is a rapidly urbanizing country and many people in cities are struggling to make ends meet. Some key problems are that there is high unemployment, food prices are high relative to incomes, and with population growth it is becoming increasingly difficult to survive by producing one’s own food. This presentation will review findings from a household survey that was carried out in Dschang, Cameroon to assess the levels of household food insecurity in that city and to understand how the food system functions. The majority of households were found to be food insecure and fully two thirds of households were severely food insecure, meaning that they frequently worried about food and that experiences such as going without food for an entire day were commonplace. Drawing on supplemental conservation research, the presentation will draw particular attention to the role of indigenous plants in Dschang’s food system. Most households consumed indigenous foods, which they usually had access to in city markets or street vendors or their own plantation.
About the speaker
Yanick Borel Kamga is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Plant Biology at University of Dschang, Cameroon. He completed an MSc. in Systematics and Plant Ecology at the University of Dschang, Cameroon and the Erasmus Mundus Masters degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (TROPIMUNDO) offered by the University of Brussels, Universidad Cientifica del Peru and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in 2015. Yanick’s research interests include climate change, biodiversity, food security and sustainable development. He has conducted and participated in research on the impact of climate change on wildlife conservation in Peru; compilation of an inventory of flora species, wildlife and impact on indigenous population in Peru; inventory and characterization of vegetation of Mount Cameroon; and plant community ecology in West Highlands of Cameroon.
During his scholarship period at the Balsillie School of International Affairs as a Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholar with the Hungry Cities Partnership, he focuses on food security in Dschang, Cameroon as part of a broader research project on changing food systems in Africa’s secondary cities.

AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.

Community discussion on Safe Injection Site @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A bowl with safe injection paraphernelia: syringe, tourniquet, alcohol wipe

Join local and national Harm Reduction experts as we talk about the struggle for harm reduction and what we can do to deal with addictions and problems arising from drug use in our community.

Community discussion on Safe Injection Site | Facebook

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Roundtable Discussions for Clarification of Thought — @WorkingCentre @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Weaving Ecology | A year exploring the intricacies of living within our limits

Every Tuesday The Working Centre logoThe Working Centre holds a roundtable discussion on various topics:

  • 5 February 2019: Inhabit Place
  • 12 February 2019: Expand Community
  • 19 February 2019: Use Tools Wisely
  • 26 February 2019: Honour the Indigenous Worldview

It’s free, so please drop in and chat a while.

Also supported by the Waterloo School for Community Development

Philosophication: Education
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication: Education

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: Education Is our education system effective and efficient? What ways could it be improved? What subjects or concepts should be added or taken away? …

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Viewpoints: Exploring Life In The Margins @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WR Nonviolence Presents
Viewpoints Forum Series

Exploring Life In The Margins

An inclusive evening for discussion and discovery on the theme of nonviolent solutions for people living on the ‘social periphery’.

Featuring

  • Panel Presentations

    • David Kuhn, KW Accessability
    • Allan Strong, Mental Health Advocate
    • Elizabeth Clarke, Regional Councillor
  • Public Small-Group Discussion

  • Planning A Positive Way Forward

Everyone is invited to contribute their experiences, dreams, and unique perspectives

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6:30pm — 9:00pm
Queen Street Commons Cafe
43 Queen Street South, Kitchener Map

Wheelchair Accessible logoWRN | Waterloo Region Nonviolencehttps://wrnonviolence.org
contact@wrnonviolence.org

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Feb
27
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: The Voice of the Whale @ CGR
Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Flautist Wendy Wagler, cellist Ben Bolt-Martin, and pianist Boyd McDonald together have formed the Springdale Trio.  In this concert, they will perform ‘The Voice of the Whale’,  by American avant-garde composer George Crumb.

The Eco Market Pitch Competition, February 27th Kitchener Public Library @ Kitchener Public Library - Central
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on February 27th for The Eco Market Pitch Competition, in collaboration with Social Enterprise Southwest and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. Watch and support 8 green or social entrepreneurs as they pitch their business!

100% of each ticket sold will be donated to the top 3 prize winners. Sign up to support the small businesses and innovators in our community! Interested in supporting them with more than the $10 donation with this ticket? Consider donating to our Go Fund Me page, where we’re raising more money for the prize winners. Interested in sponsoring this event with cash or in-kind prizes? Please contact us at info@theecomarket.org. Check out some of our amazing sponsors for the finalist prizes below!

Judges: Donnique Williams from Reep Green Solutions, Nicole McCallum from the Waterloo Region Environment Network, Pragya Dawadi from the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Jennifer Novakovich from The Eco Market, the audience!

MC for the evening: Jennifer Lyon from The Eco Market and Jenny Does Stuff

Timeline for the night:

5:30 pm Registration

6:10-7:40 pm Pitch starts

7:40 – 8:30 Networking

Location: Kitchener Public Library

Canada, Oil and World Politics: The Real Story of Today’s Conflict Zones – Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and More
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Petroleum is the most valuable commodity in the world and an enormous source of wealth for those who sell it, transport it and transform it for its many uses. As the engine of modern economies and industries, governments everywhere want to assure steady supplies. Without it, their economies would grind to a standstill.
Since petroleum is not evenly distributed around the world, powerful countries want to be sure they have access to supplies and markets, whatever the cost to the environment or to human life. Coveting the petroleum of another country is against the rules of international law — yet if accomplished surreptitiously, under the cover of some laudable action, it’s a bonanza. This is the basis of “the petroleum game,” where countries jockey for control of the world’s oil and natural gas. It’s an ongoing game of rivalry among global and regional countries, each pursuing its own interests and using whatever tools, allies and organizations offer possible advantage.
This talk, based on the book Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones – Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more, covers oil-producing countries, transit countries, the Big Powers as well as Canada. John Foster explores military interventions, tensions around international waterways, and the use of sanctions or political interference related to petroleum trade. Drawing on his experience as a petroleum economist, John illuminates the petroleum-related reasons for government actions usually camouflaged and rarely discussed publicly.
With reflections by Dr. Angela Carter, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs Fellow.
Oil and World Politics: The real story of today’s conflict zones: Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine and more will be available for sale courtesy of Words Worth Books.
About the speaker
John Foster has spent his working life as a petroleum economist. He has more than 40 years’ experience in policy and economic issues relating to infrastructure and petroleum. While holding positions with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, Petro-Canada and BP group, he witnessed first-hand the impact of petroleum geopolitics in more than 30 countries around the world.
Angela Carter’s research has focused on environmental policy regimes surrounding oil extraction in Canada’s primary oil producing provinces: Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Saskatchewan. Her recent publications analyzed government policy approaches and social movement opposition to fracking, as well as provincial oil sector emissions policy. She is now extending this work in an international comparative project on supply-side climate policy. She is particularly intrigued by the rise of “keep it in the ground” movements and legislation.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) and LSPRIG: Laurier Student Public Interest Research Group.

Discussion Night at @FairvoteWRC @ Community Meeting Room, Bread & Roses Co-op
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet in the Community Room
in the Bread and Roses Cooperative Housing to discuss the latest news
and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations on
different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

If you drive, please park in the north parking lot Map [1] and place
a note on the dashboard of your vehicle: Meeting in Community Room re
Apt 107 from 7-9pm

Links:
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[1] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwTL0rw–?m=

Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nith Valley Ecoboosters The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are committed to achieving and supporting a long-term healthy environment in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships through

  • education
  • action
  • and collaboration.

Please join us

7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

For more information,
Contact: +1-519-662-9372
E-mail: nvecoboosters@gmail.com

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Stretch your Energy Budget | Today’s Heat Pumps
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Today’s heat pumps can stretch your energy budget!
Have you heard of an air source heat pump (ASHP)? The ASHP is now one of the most efficient ways to heat a home. The technology has been around for a long time but most people don’t realize it’s an option for them.
Join us at Evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant building, for our workshop on air source heat pumps! The performance reliability and efficiency of the technology makes an air source heat pump an attractive option for homeowners. A local system installer will explain how the ASHP functions, and the potential benefits to installing the system. Any technical questions you may have will be answered by an industry expert!
Learn about the various system designs and receive expert advice on which ASHP model will be best suited for your home. If you’re a homeowner or landlord in Waterloo Region, you’re also invited to take part in a short study examining consumer interest in installing the ASHP. Participation in the study is voluntary, and you are welcome to attend the workshop without taking part in the study.
Agenda:
Presentation | 1:30 p.m.
Q&A | 2:15 p.m.
Optional Survey & Light Refreshments | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m
Location | Evolv1, 420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo, ON
Who should attend? New and experienced homeowners, landlords/property owners, students, researchers, industry professionals, energy afffciandos.

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Speakers
Jim Bolger, Waterloo Energy Products
Jim is the Owner & President of Waterloo Energy Products, an industry leading turnkey Mechanical System Design/ Build Installation Contractor in Residential, Commercial, and Industrial HVAC and Renewable Energy Sector. Jim strives to help home and business owners across Ontario achieve “Best Fit” solutions for Energy Conservation and Efficient HVAC Solutions. Jim stands as current President on the Ontario Geothermal Association Board of Directors representing the Geothermal Industry in Advocacy, Education and Technology Awareness.
Brendan Schaefer, Reep Green Solutions

Brendan Schaefer is the Facilities Manager at the REEP House for Sustainable Living, where he regularly leads tours and workshops on topics ranging from energy efficiency to water conservation, storm water management, and sustainable living. He visits many homes to advise their owners as a Registered Energy Advisor, a RAIN Guide or to conduct visits on how to conserve water.
 
 

Stretch your Energy Budget | Today’s Heat Pumps @ Evolv1
Mar 2 @ 1:30 pm

Have you heard of an air source heat pump (ASHP)? The ASHP is now one of the most efficient ways to heat a home. The technology has been around for a long time but most people don’t realize it’s an option for them.

Join us at Evolv1, Canada’s first net-positive energy multi-tenant building, for our workshop on air source heat pumps! The performance reliability and efficiency of the technology makes an air source heat pump an attractive option for homeowners. A local system installer will explain how the ASHP functions, and the potential benefits to installing the system. Any technical questions you may have will be answered by an industry expert!

Learn about the various system designs and receive expert advice on which ASHP model will be best suited for your home. If you’re a homeowner or landlord in Waterloo Region, you’re also invited to take part in a short study examining consumer interest in installing the ASHP. Participation in the study is voluntary, and you are welcome to attend the workshop without taking part in the study.

Agenda:

Presentation | 1:30 p.m.

Q&A | 2:15 p.m.

Optional Survey & Light Refreshments | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Bookclub: Thy Neighbor’s Wife
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, March 3 at 7:00 PM

Warning: While it is a work of journalism, this book can, at times, be quite explicit in its description of sexual acts. This is a classic, sometimes …

Bookclub: Thy Neighbor’s Wife

Monday, Mar 4, 2019, 7:00 PM

Tess’ Place
49 Cedar St. S. Kitchener, ON

3 Hungry Minds Attending

Warning: While it is a work of journalism, this book can, at times, be quite explicit in its description of sexual acts. This is a classic, sometimes firsthand, look at both the mainstream and edges of America’s sexual revolution in the 1950s, 60s & 70s. First published in 1981, it presents today’s reader with an interesting look at the past and al…

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Mar
4
Mon
2019
AVP Community Workshop @ Unity Kitchener
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We at Alternative Vision for Peace are excited to announce that we will be holding a community basic level workshop starting in January. The workshop, called “Shifting Perspectives” represents the first level of training for the Alternatives to Violence Project. We are always looking for persons such as yourself to grow our facilitator base so we hope to have you on board. And, of course, we would love to have you participate even if you decide not to go further.

Our workshops are experiential—no boring lectures! They are for everyone exploring how violence impacts their lives and learning skills in conflict resolution (personal and professional).

The six sessions of the workshop are scheduled as follows:

Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4 from 6:30-9:30 pm

Location: Unity Kitchener, 2631 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener

The cost for the six sessions is $90; however, there is an early-bird fee of $75 for registrations received by January 7th. Bursaries are also available where there is a need.

A copy of our workshop flyer is below to give you more information on the workshop. Please feel free to pass this information along to those who have a heart for this work or may benefit from the experience.

Best wishes,
Jean Herzog,
Coordinator

SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Positive Practical Powerful

Expect the best | Respect for self | Transforming Power | Caring for others | Ask for a nonviolent path | Think before reacting

Dates — Monday evenings, January 28 – March 4, 2019 (day may change for Family Day)
Time — 6.30 – 9.30 pm
Location — Unity Kitchener,
2631 Kingsway Drive,
Kitchener.

Cost — $90 for the six sessions
Early Bird by Jan. 7 – $75
(Bursaries are available)

Who Should Attend? Anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively, be more confident, improve self-esteem and sense of self-worth, widen circle of friends, have fun and laugh!

Check out the video of those who have made changes in their lives: www.avpkw.ca

This Experiential Workshop allows you to:

  • Learn how simple, everyday actions impact our lives
  • Shift from focusing on problems to promoting strengths
  • Explore creative ways to experience harmony in daily life
  • Experience time-proven exercises to develop skills for peaceful conflict resolution
  • Draw on that creative spirit which dwells within each person to transform our circumstances
  • Experience fun, laughter and time for reflection

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

avp-kw@hotmail.com

TO REGISTER:

unitykitchener@gmail.com

or call Unity: +1-519-894-0810

SPACE IS LIMITED

Presented by AVP

Facilitators and participants are volunteers from all walks of life. Our fundamental belief is that there is a power for peace and good in everyone, and that this power has the ability to transform relationships.

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Documentary Filmmaking and Migration
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rescheduled from February 12th.
 
Since moving to the American Southwest four years ago, Lisa Molomot has been exploring stories about immigration in her documentaries. These recent works involve migrant workers in Arizona, an interior immigration checkpoint in Texas, and an asylum seeker from Honduras who ends up at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona.
Lisa is also collaborating with Dr. Alison Mountz on a feature documentary, filmed in British Columbia, Ontario, Colorado and Arizona, about U.S. war resisters who came to Canada in search of safe haven during the Vietnam and Iraq wars.
In her talk, Lisa will share her experiences of and challenges relating to access and ethics in making documentaries in the age of Trump, and will screen short clips of her films.
About the speaker
Lisa Molomot is a Tucson-based educator and filmmaker who teaches at the University of Arizona’s School of Theater, Film and Television and the James E. Rogers College of Law. Her award-winning documentary School’s Out is a portrait of a forest kindergarten in Switzerland, has had over 75 screenings internationally and been featured on slate.com, in The Atlantic, and on NPR; her first feature THE HILL tells the story of an immigrant neighborhood in New Haven, CT.
Lisa’s recent work has focused on immigration; as part of a course she co-taught with immigration lawyer Nina Rabin, she created a short film called The Cleaners about the labor issues faced by migrant workers in Arizona; she is currently working on another short film through the law school about a female Central American refugee who spent time at Eloy Detention Center; her feature documentary Missing in Brooks County, currently in post-production, is a portrait of a small Texas town dealing with a migrant death crisis; and, as a Fulbright scholar at the IMRC, Lisa is editing the feature documentary Canada: A Safe Haven? with her collaborator Dr. Alison Mountz.

Minded
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining des…

Minded

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019, 6:00 PM

Fairview Park Mall (food-court)
200 Fairway Rd S Kitchener, on

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the mind, behind that ever so complex workshop in your skull. During distinguishing the decision drive -determining destination direction-, what can we learn from a mined mind? What? Casual conversation, mostly focused on the topic below. Topic: To Be Determined (& distinguished) Related links: To see or suggest some …

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Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
How Progressive is Canada’s “Progressive Trade Agenda”? A Gendered Analysis
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Canadian federal government of Justin Trudeau has espoused a “progressive trade agenda” in its pursuit of international free trade agreements (FTAs). In particular, it has committed itself to integrating gender chapters into new FTAs, as well as commitments to consultation and incorporation of provisions regarding labour, the environment, and Indigenous rights. Many researchers, activists and members of civil society have challenged the progressiveness of the approach, arguing that this claim is simply window dressing and “pinkwashing” for what continue to be pro-corporate trade deals. This presentation evaluates the claims of the current government around the promotion of the PTA with specific attention to the recent re-negotiation of NAFTA. Drawing upon Nancy Fraser’s concept of “progressive neoliberalism,” Dr. Macdonald argues that “progressiveness” is a key element in how the Liberal government seeks to brand their approach to trade policy and distinguish it from the policies of their Conservative predecessors. Laura also presents perspectives from civil society actors about what a more truly progressive approach would look like.
About the speaker
Laura Macdonald is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. She has published numerous articles in journals and edited collections on such issues as the role of non-governmental organizations in development, global civil society, social policies and citizenship struggles in Latin America, Canadian development assistance, Canada-Latin American relations and the political impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Her recent work looks at transnational activism in North America around labour rights, migration, and human rights in Mexico, and policies to reduce crime and violence in Mexico City.

Across-the-Creek Event: Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Fred W. Martin, Grebel’s Director of Advancement, at 6:30 p.m. for an Alumni Meet and Greet at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Your $70 ticket includes Ledge seating, a hot sandwich from the carvery station, unlimited salad bar, a space to mingle with other alumni and access to a private bar area.

The Ledge opens 90 minutes before game time and food will be served until the end of the first intermission. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Email Alison Enns to reserve your tickets. Or call 519-885-0220 x24217.

Alumni gathering at the 2018 Sens game!