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Jan
24
Fri
2020
ALARM – Responding to our Climate Emergency @ THEMUSEUM
Jan 24 – Sep 27 all-day

Four Exhibits | One Planet (with a dead bee on the left) On June 24, 2019 the City of Kitchener council unanimously declared a climate emergency and we are sounding the ALARM. It is time to take Action and Learn about our effects on climate. We must Adapt our lifestyles, take Responsibility and Mobilize climate action now!

THEMUSEUM looks to use its stage to shine a light on the efforts being done to help conserve a natural climate and make transformative connections to what individuals, corporations and governments must do to chart a new course of optimism for the future.

The anchor, Agents For Change | Facing the Anthropocene, co-curated by Nina Czegledy and Jane Tingley features ten interdisciplinary women artists working on the theme of ecological change at the intersection of science, technology, and art. ALARM will also explore the impact on the melting polar ice caps, water, climate refugees and a family exhibition exploring at-risk species with a focus on the dwindling frog population as they approach the sixth mass extinction.

Upcoming Events: ALARM – Responding to our Climate Emergency

Feb
20
Thu
2020
UN World Day of Social Justice
Feb 20 all-day

Each year, 20 February is the United Nations FlagUnited Nations World Day for Social Justice.

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of our global mission to promote development and human dignity. The adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization is just one recent example of the UN system’s commitment to social justice. The Declaration focuses on guaranteeing fair outcomes for all through employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work.

The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development and the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

UWaterloo and Grebel Grade 10 Night
Feb 20 @ 5:15 pm – 5:15 pm

If you’re planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare. Before attending this University of Waterloo event, join us at Grebel for a pizza dinner and learn about how Grebel’s residence and academic programs can enhance the University of Waterloo experience!

February 20, 2020

5:15 – 6:30 pm (Dinner at Grebel)

6:30 – 8:30 pm (Main Campus Information Session)

While at Conrad Grebel you will:

learn about Grebel’s residence and academic community
learn about Grebel’s distinctive characteristics
have a chance to connect with current Grebel students
be given a quick tour of the Grebel facilities
While on University of Waterloo campus you will learn about:

finding the right program and university
admissions
financing a university education

For more information and to register for the main campus event please visit the Grade 10 Night webpage. To register for the Conrad Grebel dinner please contact Pam Bartel (pbartel@uwaterloo.ca) with how many people will be in your party and dietary restrictions.  

Questions?

Contact Pam Bartel  at 519-885-0220, ext. 24236 or pbartel@uwaterloo.ca

Minded: Sleep
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Thursday, February 20 at 6:00 PM

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What?Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focu…

Minded

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020, 6:00 PM

The Pub On king
77 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What? Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focused on a potential sub topic below. Sub-topic: To be determined (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics here: https://bit.ly/2poLKaw Who? All welcome, regardless of education/knowledge. Feel free …

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Organizers’ Workshop @ Civic Hub WR
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The organizers of WR Nonviolence are getting together to pull together exhibitor lists, sort out media files, get access to calendars, and ensure that the technology is up-to-date on all our devices. All this to prepare for our upcoming Viewpoints forums, Day In The Park on Victoria Park’s Roos Island, IDOPAN and Usury Free Day.

If you’d like to get involved, please come to our regular meetings on Tuesdays at the Queen Street Commons Café.

Nunsense: The Musical @ CGR
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

Conrad Grebel, in partnership with Aha! Productions presents the off-broadway hit musical Nunsense as part of the Fill the Table campaign. All proceeds will be used for expanding the college kitchen and dining room space. Your $40 ticket includes taxes and handling fees.

Show Dates
Show Times

Thursday, February 20
7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)

Friday, February 21
7:30 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)

Saturday, February 22
2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 23
2:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT!)

Order tickets

Special thanks to The Community Players of New Hamburg. Original ‘Nunsense’ graphic design by Brent Roth Creative and adapted by Conrad Grebel University College.

‘Nunsense’ is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

Feb
22
Sat
2020
2020 UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — Cross Cultures @ Rotunda, Kitchener City Hall
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Silent/Silenced | Niemoller's poem "In Germany, the Nazis came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist..."

Open Invitation

Come join us and be part of our TWENTIETH annual commemoration of the

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Saturday 21 March 2020
A full day public event noon to evening at Kitchener City Hall

Discrimination requires dialogue and education.

We do not limit the day to racism.

We invite presentations that address any forms of discrimination.

Confirmed so far:

  • Two international award winning special needs theatre productions coming to Kitchener

    It gives me great pride to include two international theatre productions — one from Egypt and one from the Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) who include a cast of special needs individuals allowing them to flourish and share their incredible talents — the productions are internationally acclaimed, they are award winners and have been honoured by many entities including the UN, professionals in the field from Europe and many others.

    (sign language and English subtitles provided)

  • Anti racism in education

  • Anti racism and Yoga meditation

  • KADAPUL

    55 minute film followed by an interactive discussion

    It is more than just a film. It is a medium and the impact of cinema that we can ascertain positive mindsets especially towards women. It deals with the real identity of women — through trials and tribulations — we still stand strong and powerful. It is a true validation to self. It is a movement of mindset — that defines beauty.

    Be it Puri (Odisha) or North America — the problems and the movement is the same.

Sponsor if you can !

Your assistance in connecting me with people who wish to be involved would be greatly appreciated!

  • Panelist on specific topic
  • speaker on specific topic
  • Cultural, ethic, artistic presentation, visual art show, music, instrument, group dance during the evening’s Peace Concert
  • Showcase your talent, skill, culture
  • Promote your organization / business
  • Have an information table
  • There is also an opportunity to sponsor in the printed program

And so much to come… stay tuned

Please contact Gehan Sabry if you wish to be part of the day’s events: crosscultures@bellnet.ca, founder, editor, publisher of Cross Cultures Magazine

Promoting mutual respect since 1991 as well as a radio show Cross Cultures on CKWR 98.5 FM, the local community radio station that has celebrated 46 years on the air !

2020 UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — Cross Cultures

Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family @ Civic Hub WR
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

There will be a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in support of the Roblero-Morales family. This is a chance to meet the family and share a meal.

Dinner is at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region. Map

There is also a fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family on Thursday 5 March from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, also at the Civic Hub WR. There will be a silent auction, a film screening, snacks, with all proceeds going to the Roblero-Morales family. For additional info see the Facebook page Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser.

Please contact Nadeem Lawji <nlawji@gmail.com> if you plan to attend or need a ride to any of these events.

Some Background:

We are asking that Sandra Morales, Daniel Roblero and their children be granted status under compassionate and humanitarian grounds

Both Sandra and Daniel are originally from Guatemala. They met in the US, after having fled persecution and violence in their home country. While their children are US citizens, Sandra and Daniel remained undocumented while living in the US. The family became increasingly fearful when Trump was elected in 2017, terrified that their kids would be taken away from them and the family would be separated. They decided to come to Canada, where Daniel has family.

In Canada, the family has access to important medical services (three children have medical conditions or disabilities) that they would not be able to access in Guatemala. The family is already suffering from separation after Daniel was deported.

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Food for Thought
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, February 23 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 23, 2020, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

2 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

Check out this Meetup →

Feb
24
Mon
2020
Lessons From the Bombing of Dresden: A 75 Year Retrospective
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The bombing of Dresden by British and American Air Forces on February 13-15, 1945 remains a highly controversial military operation 75 years after the last bombs fell. Dr. Stephen Evans uses Archival documents as well as a review of German and English literature on the Dresden attacks to i) characterise the urban morphology of Dresden (which at the time was Germany’s seventh largest city), ii) assess the architectural vulnerability of the City of Dresden to incendiary attack, iii) quantify the nature of the aerial attacks, iv) summarise the geography of urban destruction v) explore the physics of the fires that consumed much of the city, and vi) examine data on civilian life loss in the bombing (including that presented by the 2010 Dresden Historical Commission). To conclude the presentation, Dr. Evans will outline implications for modern warfare including arguments of proportionality, the vulnerability of civilians in urban environments in time of war, and amplification of weapon effects in the aerial bombardment of urban areas.
About the speaker
Dr. Stephen G. Evans is interested in the occurrence and behavior of catastrophic landslides, landslide dams, glacial hazards, tsunami and other natural disasters, hazard assessment (including magnitude and frequency) and risk analysis. In his investigation of the 2011 Japan tsunami, he became interested in the architecture and behavior of urban damage systems in conflict and catastrophe. His research utilises the application of geospatial modelling, advanced remote sensing techniques and the use of Geographical Information Systems. Recent research has included an analysis of the largest non-volcanic landslide on Earth at Seymareh (Zagros Mountains, Iran), the 1962 and 1970 mass flows from Nevados Huascaran (Andes of Peru), the formation, filling, and subsequent partial draining of Lake Gojal (a rockslide-dammed lake in northern Pakistan), and the field behaviour of tailings flows. Most recently, in SSHRC-funded research, he has investigated the linkages between urban damage and civilian life loss in World War 2 aerial bombardments with a focus on the attacks on German cities.

Feb
25
Tue
2020
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 25 @ 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.

Feb
26
Wed
2020
The Politics of Immigration Detention in Canada and Spain
Feb 26 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Immigration detention represents one of the most extreme sanctions in response to entering or living in a country without legal status. Yet laws, political discourses and public debates construct different narratives to legitimize the use of detention as a reasonable and fair response to human mobility. Likewise, each country configures and modifies its immigration detention system as a result of a particular combination of socio-historical, political and economic factors, geopolitical dynamics and mutations in international migration patterns. In this talk, Dr. Ballesteros Pena will discuss how Spain and Canada configure and legitimize their immigration detention complexes. She situates her analysis within the context of the proliferation of different spaces, technologies, and practices of detention and containment of people on the move both in the Global North and in the Global South. Besides comparing the forms and practices of detention adopted by Spain and Canada, she also pays particular attention to the political rationalities that underpin the contrasts and/or similarities between the two countries.
About the speaker
Ana Ballesteros Pena is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto, Canada & Faculty of Law, University of A Coruña, Spain). She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Barcelona in Spain. Her PhD research analyzed female incarceration in the Spanish penitentiary system. Ana’s current research project Governmigration. Governing irregular immigration through detention: discourses and practices from an interdisciplinary approach analyzes the governance of irregular migrants and asylum seekers in Canada and Spain, paying particular attention to how migrants are governed in the community after detention.

Noon Hour Concert: Bernstein 101 @ CGR
Feb 26 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

Featuring singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.

                                         
                                                                                         Noon Hour Concert series proudly sponsored by 

Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
Feb 26 @ 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

Feb
27
Thu
2020
Varieties of Ignorance in Economic Policymaking
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

One of the puzzles that recent world events pose for scholars interested in the role of ideas and expertise in politics is the widespread and highly visible effort by many political leaders to cultivate certain kinds of willful ignorance. While we may be tempted to see this pattern as characteristic of a highly novel “post-truth” age, in this talk Dr Jacqueline Best wants to suggest that we take this troubling trend as an invitation to examine the role of ignorance more generally in political economic thinking and practice. When we look back at key moments in the history of economic policymaking, we find a variety of forms of ignorance, ranging from cluelessness to wishful thinking to outright denial. Drawing on some preliminary archival findings from her research on the early Reagan and Thatcher years, Dr Best will suggest that these different forms of ignorance were simultaneously destabilizing and productive. Focusing on the prevalence of ignorance complicates the rather teleological stories that many scholars tell about the early days of neoliberal theory and practice, highlighting the messiness and contingency of their efforts. At the same time, by examining these early moments, it becomes clear that some of these forms of ignorance were ultimately very useful in enabling policymakers to discount the political effects of their economic actions.
About the speaker 
Jacqueline Best is a Full Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research is at the intersection of international relations, political economy and social theory. She has been a visiting professor at University College, Oxford University, the University of Queensland and the University of Sheffield. Professor Best has been awarded a number of research prizes, including most recently the Leverhulme Trust’s international visiting professorship. She has recently published Governing Failure: Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance with Cambridge University Press. She a currently co-editor of the journal, Review of International Political Economy.

Yoga in the Dunker family lounge, Thursdays at 7 pm @ REN
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up — all at the same time. The postures, breathing exercises, and meditation make you healthier in body, mind and spirit.

Join your peers for a night of free yoga every Thursday at 7 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge (REN 1303). No registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat and drop in to join. 

Yoga Night will begin on January 23 and continue every Thursday evening, ending on March 19.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no yoga over reading week, on February 20. 

Instructor: Ernest

Ernest has been teaching yoga for over 4 years, primarily teaching hatha style classes. Hatha is a mixed pace style of yoga that has moments of tough cardio and muscle toning balanced with calming moments for deep stretching and relaxing. Each class is unique, as each body is unique and has different needs. Ernest tailors the classes to best benefit the students present in each class. A great style for beginners and all experience levels.

Feb
29
Sat
2020
Facilitated Dialogue Training Feb. 29 & Mar. 1, 2020
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Mar
3
Tue
2020
Philosophication
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, March 3 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

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

0 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: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

Check out this Meetup →

Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 3 @ 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
4
Wed
2020
CANCELLED Great Law of Peace: Lessons on Life | Sawatsky Lecture @ CGR
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This event has been cancelled due to health concerns.

We hope that Rick can meet our community at some point in the future. 

Rick Hill offers reflections on seeking meaning through ancient law, uncovering the 1,000 year old wisdom of Haudenosaunee ancestors, and trying to live accordingly in a modern world of chaos. 

Great Law of Peace: Lessons on Life
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall | Conrad Grebel University College

Free Admission, reception to follow.

2020 Sawatsky Visiting Scholar: Rick Hill

Rick Hill is a citizen of the Beaver Clan of the Tuscarora Nation of the Haudenosaunee at Grand River. He holds a Master’s Degree in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the former Assistant Director for Public Programs, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; Museum Director, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM; and Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, SUNY Buffalo. He recently retired as Senior Project Coordinator of the Deyohahá:ge: Indigenous Knowledge Centre at Six Nations Polytechnic, Ohsweken, Ontario. Rick is currently working as an interpretive specialist to develop exhibitions for the recently renovated Mohawk Institute, the oldest Indian residential school in Canada.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
Informal International Relations (IIR): A Research Agenda
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This talk provides a conceptual framework and outlines a research agenda for studying informal dimensions of international relations. It argues that the concept of IIR offers a useful framework for studying unofficial aspects of international relations. The focus on informality directs attention of researchers to areas such as clientelist networks of international life which extant IR approaches are unable, and in some cases unwilling, to investigate. In addition, studying IR from the IIR perspective will open the space for fruitful dialogue between IR scholars and comparative political scientists who are already exploring informal politics at the domestic level. Finally, examining international relations from the vantage point of informality will make the IR field more inclusive as it will provide tools and discourses to capture nuances of international politics of societies in the Global South and Eastern Europe where numerous studies show informality shape even more strongly political behavior and outcomes.
About the speaker
Thomas Kwasi Tieku is an Associate Professor of Political Science in King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario (UWO) and a member of the Advisory Board of The Africa Institute at UWO. He is the former Director of African Studies at the University of Toronto where he won the Excellence of Teaching Award. He has also coordinated the Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS) program at King’s, served as the Lead Researcher at the Centre for International Governance Innovations (CIGI) and was 2017 Carnegie Fellow at the University of Ghana, Legon. Thomas’ current research, which is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), focuses on informal international relations, conflict mediation, peacebuilding and international organizations. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited four (4) books and over twenty-eight (28) refereed journal articles and book chapters. Thomas’ latest single-authored book is Governing Africa: 3D Analysis of the Performance of African Union (Roman & Littlefield, 2018) and co-edited book (with Katharine Coleman) is African Actors in international Security (Lynne Rienner, 2018). He has served as a consultant to a number of organizations and governments, including the World Bank Group, the UN, African Union, and Government of Canada.

Nowhere To Call Home: Portraits @ Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Portraits of faces

You are invited to experience the stunning work of award-winning photographer and author Leah den Bok.

Selected for exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery for the month of March 2020, the exhibit features a collection of Leah’s portraits on canvas and framed prints..

Leah will speak about her work photographing those experiencing homelessness across the globe. The stories she shares are both heart-breaking and uplifting.

After her presentation, Leah will answer audience questions and she will be available for book signings.

NOWHERE TO CALL HOME – Photographs and stories of people experiencing homelessness – Volumes One and Two will be available for purchase at the event.

Proceeds from books and art sold at the event will be donated to local organizations helping people experiencing homelessness, including the YW of Kitchener-Waterloo and oneROOF Youth Services.

JUST ANNOUNCED!

Mike Farwell, community builder & advocate, will be the special Master Of Ceremonies for the evening.

Evening Agenda (times approximate)

600pm: Arrival, light snacks and refreshments, exhibit viewing
Master Of Ceremonies welcomes attendees
630pm: Greetings by Regional Chair Karen Redman
Leah presents “Nowhere To Call Home – From Her Lens”
Audience Q & A with Leah
745pm: Book signings and exhibit viewing.

Rotunda Gallery at Kitchener City Hall

FAQs

Where in City Hall is the Rotunda Gallery?
The Rotunda Gallery is on the ground floor of Kitchener City Hall.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
LRT: Get off at Kitchener City Hall Station

Bus: These routes have stops nearby: 1, 204, 7, 8

Parking: Parking is available on King Street as well as public lots nearby. Many side streets also have free parking after 6pm.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have a list of registered names, save the paper and just show up!
Do I have to spend any money to attend, or at the event?
No. This event is free, and your attendance is a gift to us. Please come hear Leah speak, meet her and the other attendees, enjoy a refreshment and experience the beauty of her work.
How should I dress?
Come as you wish. We don’t actually care what is on your body, we care what is in your heart.
Is Leah’s art available for purchase?
Yes. Please contact Leah’s publicist Kevin Hiebert to purchase a canvas print or framed portrait.
What about Leah’s books?
Leah’s books will be available for purchase at the event. Leah will be happy to sign it for you. If you already have a copy of her book, you can bring it and she will sign it.

The proceeds from sales made during this exhibit are donated to local organizations helping people experiencing homelessness, including the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo and oneROOF Youth Services.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Kevin Hiebert at beyondmeWR@gmail.com or call +1‑519‑722‑9492

Nowhere To Call Home: Portraits – Opening Night Gala Tickets, Thu, 5 Mar 2020 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Philosophication
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Thursday, March 5 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

Thursday, Mar 5, 2020, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

2 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: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

Check out this Meetup →

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser @ Civic Hub WR
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A fundrasier in support of the Roblero-Morales Family | Families Belong Together | A evening of Community Care for Migrant Justice

A fundrasier in support of the Roblero-Morales Family | Families Belong Together | A evening of Community Care for Migrant Justice

Join us for a night of community care for migrant justice in support of a local family facing deportation from Waterloo to Guatemala. Because we all deserve safety. Because no one is illegal. Because families belong together.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

We’ll be screening “In the Shadows of Borders”, a short film that explores if Canada really is as welcoming to migrants as one may think. After the film, we will hear from Sandra Morales, mother of six, whose husband, Daniel Roblero, was deported over 3 months ago. Sandra and five of her children have also been threatened with deportation and are currently waiting for a response on their application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. They came to Canada fleeing violence and persecution in Guatemala and the US. Daniel, husband and father, was the main provider for the family and so we are raising funds for the family to support them during this very difficult time.

Find out more about the case by reading Press Release: Community members deliver holiday card to Waterloo MP calling for permanent status for Roblero Morales family on Facebook.

There will be snacks, an amazing silent auction, community resources and a room filled with lovely people who care.

FUNDS FOR THE FAMILY

Tickets are sliding scale $5 to $15. Pay what you can snacks. Silent auction with many amazing pieces and baskets, stay tuned for some of the items you can get! Please bring cash. We will also accept e-transfers for silent auction items.

ALL money raised will go directly to the Roblero-Morales family. If you would like to donate a silent auction item or money and cannot attend the event, please email karly@lspirg.org

ACCESS INFO:

The space is:

  • wheelchair accessible but please email kwourtime@gmail.com if you require the use of the elevator
  • a vegetarian space, and there will be vegan and GF options
  • within a church but the neither the Civic Hub space nor our event are religious
  • if you have any other access needs for the film or rest of the evening, please email kwourtime@gmail.com

This is being held at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region. Map

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser | Facebook

Yoga in the Dunker family lounge, Thursdays at 7 pm @ REN
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up — all at the same time. The postures, breathing exercises, and meditation make you healthier in body, mind and spirit.

Join your peers for a night of free yoga every Thursday at 7 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge (REN 1303). No registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat and drop in to join. 

Yoga Night will begin on January 23 and continue every Thursday evening, ending on March 19.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no yoga over reading week, on February 20. 

Instructor: Ernest

Ernest has been teaching yoga for over 4 years, primarily teaching hatha style classes. Hatha is a mixed pace style of yoga that has moments of tough cardio and muscle toning balanced with calming moments for deep stretching and relaxing. Each class is unique, as each body is unique and has different needs. Ernest tailors the classes to best benefit the students present in each class. A great style for beginners and all experience levels.