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Dec
10
Sat
2016
Rally Against Genocide in Rohingya @ Kitchener City Hall
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From: RAC <raccontactinfo@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 7:48 AM
Subject: cordially invited to join a rally against GENOCIDE of Rohingya

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As you may be well aware the crisis for Rohingya in Rakhine/Arakan State of Burma is at its peak. Under the pretext of “Clearance Operations to drive out the militancy,” the crimes being committed against the Rohingya by the State is literally indescribable. As a result, thousands of houses are burned down; property, livestock, valuables are looted; hundreds of people are killed and hundreds women are systematically being raped and killed. While some managed to escape to Bangladesh, majority of whom are still alive, are living in absolute horror—not knowing when they will be snatched, raped and then slaughter before being disposed into mass-graves. Every family in KW area has lost their loved ones and affected very badly.

UNHCR recently, albeit belatedly, termed it as “ethnic cleansing.” Many researchers, academics, professional writers and seven Nobel Laureates around the world have called it as “Genocide.” However, no preventative measure has taken by any powerful country yet.

Although our Foreign Minister Mr. Dion recently expressed his deep concern for violence against Rohingya and urges full humanitarian access via his twitter account, any concrete steps to save lives is yet to be seen, from our government as well as from any other powerful government.

It is imperative that a swift action is needed in order to save some/most of remaining Rohingya. We feel that more public awareness is necessary to pressure the government to take concrete actions.

Therefore, Rohinyga Association of Canada is holding a peaceful demonstration at the following:

Place: Kitchener City Hall

Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

On behalf of Rohingya Association of Canada, I would like to request you to join us to show your support to our shaken-community members each of whom are impacted badly.

Your presence at our rally means a world of difference and a true solace for our affected community.

Although this is a short notice, we hope you’d join us.

We anticipate your presence at our rally.

Kind Regards,

Anwar Arkani <asarkani@gmail.com>

On behalf of Rohingya Community in KW area

Oct
14
Sat
2017
The Blanket Exercise — Latitudes Storytelling Festival @ Kitchener Public Library
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

KAIROSLatitudes Storytelling Festival is pleased to offer the KAIROS Blanket Exercise as part of its festival on Oct. 14. Facilitated by Mary McCullum Baldasaro, the Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples — which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

There will be two sessions: 10:30-noon, and 2-3:30 p.m. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 15 for each.

Latitudes Storytelling Festival

Latitudes Storytelling Festival is Waterloo Region’s only arts-based storytelling festival. Partnering with the Kitchener Public Library, this one-day festival explores storytelling through community narrative and the arts. Performances for children and adults alike in Kitchener Public Library’s world-class central branch. Storytelling like you’ve never experienced it before.

Latitudes Storytelling Festival

The Blanket Exercise Tickets, Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite

Nov
26
Sun
2017
South Sudanese Women Speak Peace in Waterloo @ St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

KAIROS invites you to a Public Event

South Sudanese Women Speak Peace

KITCHENER: November 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North
Sermon will be livestreamed www.standrewskw.com

A Panel discussion with :
• Agnes Wasuk Petia, National Women’s Program, South Sudan Council of Churches
• Awak Hussein, Youth Coordinator, South Sudan Council of Churches
• Henriette Thompson, KAIROS Activist and Educator

This event is part of a 16-day educational tour that coincides with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender- Based Violence. The tour features representatives from the South Sudan Council of Churches’ National Women’s Programme, a KAIROS-funded partner and will highlight the women, peace, and security work of the KAIROS’ Women of Courage Program.

The local planning committe and sponsors includes: KAIROS, Project Ploughshares,Conrad Grebel University College, Balsillie School of International Affairs and St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

The tour is sponsored nationally by Amnesty International, the Africa Canada Forum, Development and Peace, the South Sudanese Women’s Federation and the Women, Peace and Security Network- Canada.

No Más II – KAIROS Canada

South Sudanese Women Speak Peace in Waterloo @ All Saints Anglican Church
Nov 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

KAIROS invites you to a Public Event
South Sudanese Women Speak Peace
on Sunday, November 26
at All Saints Anglican Church 400 Northfield Dr West Waterloo
2:30 starting with Refreshments and Meeting the partners
3:00 -4:00 A Panel discussion with :
• Agnes Wasuk Petia, National Women’s Program, South Sudan Council of Churches
• Awak Hussein, Youth Coordinator, South Sudan Council of Churches
• Henriette Thompson, KAIROS Activist and Educator

This event is part of a 16-day educational tour that coincides with the 16 Days of Activism against Gender- Based Violence. The tour features representatives from the South Sudan Council of Churches’ National Women’s Programme, a KAIROS-funded partner and will highlight the women, peace, and security work of the KAIROS’ Women of Courage Program.

The local planning committe and sponsors includes: KAIROS, Project Ploughshares,Conrad Grebel University College, Balsillie School of International Affairs and St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

The tour is sponsored nationally by Amnesty International, the Africa Canada Forum, Development and Peace, the South Sudanese Women’s Federation and the Women, Peace and Security Network- Canada.

South Sudanese Women Speak Peace in Waterloo | Facebook

Sep
10
Mon
2018
World Suicide Prevention Day @ Victoria Park Pavillion
Sep 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

World Suicide Prevention Day

Working Together to Prevents Suicide!

Monday, September 10, 2018
Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener
Free Community Butterfly Release

Information Fair and Presentations: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Charity Barbeque: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Speakers: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Butterfly Release: 6:00pm

Download the World Suicide Prevention Day event poster >

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 – WRSPC

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day @ Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day

It is with great expectation that Rohingya Association of Canada writes to invite you to Kitchener City Hall for a second year Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day, which is on Sunday, August 25th from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

This event is to commemorate the mass killings, rapes and exodus of the Rohingya people, as well as the destruction of the Rohingya Nation and current state of survivors.

Given that most Rohingyas in Canada live in Kitchener and each has lost their loved ones in the tragedy and survivors are continuously suffering in the refugee camps in Bangladesh, we believe your gracious presence may console some of their grievances.

We look forward to hearing from you, and your presence there. Please share this among your network.

Kind Regards,
Anwar Arkani
+1-519-781-3800

Sayed Ahmed
+1-519-502-7225