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.
Event website: SI Events
Cost: Free but registration required
REN – Renison University College Map
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4
Project Ploughshares, in partnership with the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College and St. Jerome’s University, presents
Canada and the Global Arms Trade
How weapons exports may fuel human rights violations and armed conflict
Chair: Cesar Jaramillo, Project Ploughshares
- Hilary Homes, Amnesty International Canada
- Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail
- Kenneth Epps, policy advisor to Project Ploughshares
When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, 21 September 21 (UN-established International Day of
Where: Theatre of the Arts Map,
Modern Languages, University of Waterloo
See Canada and the Global Arms Trade | Project Ploughshares for more information.
Download poster (.PDF file, 535 KBytes)
Found on the University of Waterloo Events calendar:
Celebrating International Day of Peace: Taking Peace to the Pentagon
Peace and Conflict Studies Lecture featuring Distinguished Alumna Lisa Schirch.
Location: Conrad Grebel University College Great Hall. [Map]
Reception following the lecture in the Grebel Gallery in the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement.
Free public event.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-519-885-0220;ext=24217 for details.
From the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo web site.
Despite widespread opposition, the process moves onwards with the Bill C-23 called the “Fair Elections Act”. End of March, it passed second reading in the House of Commons by a vote of 149 to 131 – with all opposition parties and independent MPs voting against it. If passed into the Fair Elections Act, it would: eliminate vouching, disallowing voter ID cards as valid identification of residence, change regulations surrounding campaign financing, limit the ability of Canada’s chief electoral officer to speak publicly, and more.
April 23rd at 7 p.m. at W-K United Mennonite Church in Waterloo, we are hosting “Is Fair Elections Act Fair?” Awareness Panel to talk about the impact of the proposed changes for low-income people, seniors and youth, Aboriginal population, people with disabilities, homeless.
W-K United Mennonite Church
15 George Street, Waterloo ON N2J 1K6 [map]
7 – 8 pm Welcome & Panel presentations [iCal]
8 – 9 pm Questions to the panel and discussion
For more information and to RSVP, contact email@example.com.
“Is Fair Elections Act Fair?” poster advertising the Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo panel discussion on 23 April 2014.
Original .PDF file: Panel_April23_2014.pdf, 555.28 kBytes.
From the University of Waterloo events calendar:
Friday, March 21, 2014 – 10:30 am to 5:00 pm
A special event to mark UN World Water Day that includes a poster exhibition, two keynote speakers and a career fair.
Keynote speakers are the CRI’s Water Grandmother Cecelia Brookes and Dr. Monique Dube.
The Water Institute and its graduate student group SWIGS are marking UN World Water Day with a day-long event that includes a poster exhibition, two keynote speakers and a career fair. Join us, our WLU partners from Laurier Institute for Water Science and the Cold Regions Research Centre as well as some of the Water Institute’s External Partners in the EIT building.
The University of Waterloo’s Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy is hosting a film night on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 7:30pm to show Pandora’s Promise: Changing the conversation about the myths and science behind nuclear power. From their Web site:
A Robert Stone film
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival
Location: RCH 302, University of Waterloo [map]
You are invited to a special screening of Pandora’s Promise.
There will be a short introduction by Dr. Peter Poruks, Ph.D., Manager of Regulatory Affairs, the Canadian Nuclear Association, who will also be available for questions following the screening.
This screening is open to all students and the public.
Impact Partners, in association with Vulcan Productions and CNN Films, presents PANDORA’S PROMISE, the groundbreaking new film by Academy-Award®-nominated director Robert Stone. The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong? An audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty. In his controversial new film, Stone tells the intensely personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. Stone exposes this controversy within the environmental movement head-on with stories of defection by heavy weights including Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas and Michael Shellenberger. Undaunted and fearlessly independent, PANDORA’S PROMISE is a landmark work that is forever changing the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarizing issue.
Visit the Eventbrite page for free registration.
The University of Waterloo Calendar tells me:
PEACE & JUSTICE STUDIES ASSOCIATION STUDENT CONFERENCE 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 8:00 pm to Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 7:00 pm
What is PJSA?
The PJSA (Peace and Justice Studies Association) is a non-profit organization formed in 2001. It is a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies. It is the North American affiliate of the International Peace Research Association. This year, the PJSA Conference is co-hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and Conrad Grebel University College (CGUC, UW). The conference starts on Thursday Oct 17th, 8:00 pm, ends on Saturday Oct 19th, at 7:00pm
The conference will take place at both Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and Conrad Grebel University College (CGUC).
Two actions, two events: Petition against tax evaders, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Israeli settlements, Dorothy Day documentary
Here’s the latest newsletter from Eleanor Grant:
Hello KW peace and justice supporters.
Two Events and two Actions:
ACTION 1 on Tax Evaders:
The G8 meeting this week in Northern Ireland will discuss a public registry to prevent individuals or corporations hiding their income or profits behind shell companies. But to implement this much-needed plan, the G8 needs unanimity. CANADA can either be the reason it fails, dooming us all to billions in extra taxes, or it can be the champion that ensures the deal passes.
Tell PM Harper you want Canada to be a backer not a blocker:
Avaaz – Harper: End the great tax scam
ACTION 2 on Climate:
In early May we passed the milestone of 400 parts per million of carbon in Earth’s atmosphere. This trend must be reversed if there’s to be a sustainable future on this planet.
A local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby is being formed. Read more at We Generate Political Will for a Livable World
There will be an initial meeting, at the organizer’s home, on Sat June 1, with lots more to follow. If you’d like to get involved in this, please let me know and I’ll put you in touch.
EVENT 1 on Israeli Settlements:
Thurs May 30, 7 to 9 pm,
UW Student Life Centre, Multi-Purpose Room:
A CHALLENGE TO JUSTICE: a PowerPoint presentation by Omar Ramahi, on Israel’s policy of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Omar was a 1948 refugee. Read more at Israeli Settlements: A Challenge to Justice | Waterloo Public Interest Research Group
EVENT 2 on Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement:
Tues June 4 at 7 pm,
Queen St Commons (43 Queen S Kit):
Documentary Screening: DON’T CALL ME A SAINT
Local sponsor Isaiah Boronka writes:
Dorothy Day’s life and the movement she founded exemplify an approach to issues surrounding peace and justice that place an equal emphasis on personal commitment & change as on social change – her remarkable life and the movement she helped start has had a profound influence on many, including KW’s own Working Centre.
Read more at: Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint
Hope to see you at these events.
And please sign the Avaaz petition at the top of this msg.
Community accountability was the buzzword of this year’s School of Public Interest, titled ‘(En)gendering Resistance: Exploring the possibilities of gender, resistance and militancy.’ The weekend long conference, organized by the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group at the University of Waterloo, was an engaging, though sometimes disjointed, community affair which played host to a diversity of feminists from across southern Ontario and beyond, converging around the question of gender liberation.