Multicultural Festival and Non-Violence Festival

From Eleanor Grant’s newsletter:

And looking ahead:

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Sat June 22 and Sun June 23
Victoria Park map 1
more at:
http://www.kwmc.on.ca/content/multicultural-festival

Nonviolence Festival’s 9th annual
DAY IN THE PARK

Sat July 13 from noon to 5
on Victoria Park Island map 2
Read more, or request a table for your group, at
http://www.nonviolencefestival.com/

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Thanks to all the good folks who are working to organize these events.

Eleanor Grant writes a semi-regular e-mail newsletter on social justice issues. You can contact Eleanor at eleanor7000@gmail.com

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Eleanor Grant writes:

MEN WANTED to WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES !!

On Wed June 5, the men in our community will combine their big hearts and big feet at the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, in support of YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo.

The walk begins at the Waterloo Public Square map at 11:30. Walk (in red high-heeled shoes!) to Kitchener City Hall, where a lunch is provided. Event ends by 1 pm.

Get your pledge form at: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – KW YWCA

Photograph of a similar event:

Eleanor Grant writes a semi-regular e-mail newsletter on social justice issues. You can contact Eleanor at eleanor7000@gmail.com

Rally for Gaza CANCELLED – but let’s keep in touch

Friends,

I just heard that the Palestinian students have cancelled the rally against
the war in Gaza
, scheduled for Sunday.

But as we all know, the war on Gaza is not over. With the ongoing blockade they can’t even get what they need to start rebuilding – again.

In brainstorming with a friend tonight, I wondered if those of us who are interested could start some ongoing action in KW, to raise awareness of the daily violence that Palestinians face.

Did you all see the 2 excellent letters in Friday’s Record, confronting the unjust way the Palestinians are portrayed by gov’t and media? One was by Rev Desmond Jagger-Parsons of Trinity United Church – who is one of the people on this list. Desmond you were really on a tear! Good for you.

What are some things we might do? Share articles among ourselves? Start a moderated discussion list? Start a blog? Hold a regular public vigil – for Palestinians killed, or imprisoned, or land lost, or homes demolished and trees uprooted …. it’s endless.

Please let’s keep talking and sharing ideas. We’ve abandoned the field to the pro-Israel spin doctors for too long!

Shalom,

Eleanor Grant

Rally For Gaza, Sunday 25 November

Please forward to your friends and networks:

Message from Students for Palestinian Rights:

Please join our peaceful demonstration condemning the attacks by the Israeli Military Forces on:

When: Sunday November 25, 2012

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Kitchener City Hall

Bring any flags, signs, and kuffiyahs or anything else you may have.

No Attack on Iran. Oct 6 Day of Action

The Canadian Peace Alliance has issued a call for a Day of Action on Sat Oct 6 to say DON’T ATTACK IRAN.

http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/IranMain.htm

I say we Canadians must speak up about the Harper gov’t’s reckless action of severing diplomatic ties with Iran on Sept 10.  It was uncalled-for and simply raised alarm that war might be imminent.

As soon as I have further info on rallies taking place in KW or Guelph or Toronto, I’ll post it here.