Events

A listing of events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Waterloo Region by category.

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

Sep
25
Mon
2017
The World Remembers: 1914-1918 @ CGR
Sep 25 @ 12:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm

Every day from September 25-November 11, the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War killed in 1917 will be digitally displayed at more than 60 locations around the world. The commemoration is a unique expression of remembrance, reconciliation and education, and shows the enormous human cost of the war. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario Gallery (3rd floor, Conrad Grebel University College) will be one of these display locations. The Gallery is also the location of the exhibit “Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War.”

HOURS:

Monday to Friday
Saturday

8:30 am – 7:10 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Regrettably, we are not able to provide access on Saturday mornings or Sundays. However, on November 11 (Remembrance Day) access will be provided for the entire day (8:30 am to 7:10 pm).

Sep
26
Tue
2017
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 26 @ 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.

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Sep 27 all-day
2018 GRT Service Improvement Plan – Public Consultation Centre
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays: Women and Violence in Kashmir — A talk by Idrisa Pandit @ MC - Mathematics & Computer Building
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

After a summer of yoga and knitting, W3‘s September session features a talk from Idrisa Pandit about women’s resistance and resilience in militarized Kashmir. Idrisa is an associate professor at Renison and is heavily involved in the local community in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Come at 4:00 for socializing and snacks, or closer to 5:00 for Idrisa’s talk.

About the talk

Kashmir is the world’s highest militarized zone and one of long standing international territorial disputes. The last twenty seven years of active resistance by the population of Kashmir has resulted in death, torture, enforced disappearances and other forms of oppression. With the heavy militarization, women have been targets and survivors of systemic violence.

Despite all political and social odds, the women of Kashmir exercise their agency as active participants in documenting, reporting and protesting the abuses committed against them as mothers of children of war, as half-widows, and as daughters of the land.

This talk will focus on some of the struggles of of Kashmiri Muslim women who have chosen to not be defeated even as the perpetrators of violence are sheltered and guaranteed absolute impunity by the Indian Government.

About the speaker

Idrisa Pandit is an associate professor and director of Studies in Islam at Renison University College. Her research interests include: inter-religious dialogue, Islam and Muslims in the West, women in Islam, Kashmir conflict, faith based approaches to ending domestic violence and cultural and spiritually sensitive counselling

In 2017, Pandit received the “Leading Women, Leading Girls” Community Building award from the Ontario Ministry for Status of Women, and the Volunteer Excellence Award from Muslim Social Services of Kitchener-Waterloo. In 2015, she was awarded the community service Woman of the Year Award at Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.

About W3

W3 (Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that (usually) meets on the last Wednesday of each month.

Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays: Women and Violence in Kashmir – A talk by Idrisa Pandit | Waterloo Events | University of Waterloo

2017 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Service Lecture @ CIGI Auditorium
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

View from drone

St. Paul’s University College invites you to join us for the 2017 Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Service Lecture:

Humanitarian Robotics in Action,

delivered by Patrick Meier, PhD

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at CIGI Auditorium

Patrick Meier holds a drone in Northern Tanzania

Patrick Meier, PhD is an internationally renowned expert and consultant in the humanitarian applications of digital and robotic technologies. Patrick is co-founder and executive director of WeRobotics and author of the book Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing the Face of Humanitarian Action.

He has over 10 years experience working in humanitarian technology, crisis mapping and crisis early warning, and has consulted major international aid organizations such as the Red Cross and the United Nations.

Patrick obtained his PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and completed a Pre-doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University. Patrick is a highly sought-after speaker and his professional blog iRevolutions has over 2 million hits.

This is a free public lecture, open to any interested individuals or groups.

Following the lecture, guests are welcome to stay for a complimentary reception which includes cash bar service.

For directions and parking information visit: https://cigicampus.org/directions/

Promotional Support Provided By:

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Discussion Night for Fair Voting — an #IDOPAN event @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ChatDiscussion Discussion Nights are returning to Fair Vote Waterloo! Thanks to a bit of prompting from Fair Vote Canada we’ll be holding a guided discussion to answer the questions How can we capitalize on what has happened over the last two years? and How can we raise the profile of Proportional Representation, and elect a Member of Parliament who supports PR, and make the next election different?

We missed the International Day of Democracy on 15 September, and Democracy Week surrounding it (9 September to 17 September). But we’re still in time for IDOPAN, the International Days of Peace and Nonviolence. What better way to achieve peace and nonviolence than by ensuring everyone has fair representation in a democratic government?

Thanks to Fair Vote Waterloo members Jim and Ellen we have access to the Bread and Roses Community Room. Parking is a bit tricky; if you’re coming to Discussion Night please make sure you’re subscribed to either the Discussion or Announcements mailing list. We’ll e-mail a parking permit to those mailing lists for anyone who’s driving in.

See you at Discussion Night!

–Bob Jonkman,
Fair Vote Waterloo Co-chair and Discussion Night organizer.

Discussion Night for Fair Voting — an #IDOPAN event @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

[1]
DiscussionDiscussion Nights are returning to Fair Vote
Waterloo! Thanks to a bit of prompting from Fair Vote Canada [2] we’ll
be holding a guided discussion to answer the questions How can we
capitalize on what has happened over the last two years? and How can
we raise the profile of Proportional Representation, and elect a
Member of Parliament who supports PR, and make the next election
different?

We missed the International Day of Democracy [3] on 15 September, and
Democracy Week surrounding it (9 September to 17 September). But we’re
still in time for IDOPAN, the International Days of Peace and
Nonviolence [4]. What better way to achieve peace and nonviolence than
by ensuring everyone has fair representation in a democratic
government?

Thanks to Fair Vote Waterloo members Jim and Ellen we have access to
the Bread and Roses Community Room. Parking is a bit tricky; if you’re
coming to Discussion Night please make sure you’re subscribed to
either the Discussion [5] or Announcements [6] mailing list. We’ll
e-mail a parking permit to those mailing lists for anyone who’s
driving in.

See you at Discussion Night!

-Bob Jonkman,
Fair Vote Waterloo Co-chair and Discussion Night organizer.

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[2] http://fairvote.ca
[3]

International Day of Democracy


[4] https://wrnonviolence.org/idopan/
[5]
http://listserv.thinkers.org/mailman/listinfo/fvc-wat-disc_listserv.thinkers.org
[6]
http://listserv.thinkers.org/mailman/listinfo/fvc-wat-announce_listserv.thinkers.org

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Speaking Fruit at the Canadian Student Leadership Conference @ REN
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Conceived by Toronto-artist Farrah Miranda, Speaking Fruit is a new and first-of-its-kind mobile, roadside fruit-stand and design studio that feeds the movement for migrant farmworker rights.

Beginning with a single question posed to migrant farmworkers in Southern Ontario, the project asks: “If the fruits you grow and pick could speak from dinner tables, refrigerators and grocery aisles, what would you want them to say?” Organizers have gathered dozens of written and
audio responses to this question from migrant agricultural workers across Southern Ontario and mobilized an incredible array of artists, partners, activists, and allies around these messages, turning them into direct action and also creative expression.

Evelyn Encalada, an organizer with the group Justice for Migrant Workers says the project is both urgent and necessary. “It brings together worlds that are kept apart but inextricably linked, interrupting the erasure and disconnection inherent in Canada’s agricultural labour schemes.”

With colourful produce, a virtual reality film and lively soundscape, the sculpture convenes events that aim to share strategies and build alliances between movements for racial, food and labour justice, while distributing these messages to the public through specially designed produce packaging.

For Gabriel Allahdua, the project provides an opportunity for migrant farmworkers to share their thoughts, experiences and demands with the public. “We want permanent status not temporary work,” he explains as a matter of fact.

Presented on specially designed produce packaging available at the fruit-stand, these messages will make their way to produce consumers in Southern Ontario and beyond. Consumers may respond to messages from the workers, using the hashtag #SpeakingFruit.

“I wanted to create space for migrant farmworkers to join in the artistic process,” explains Farrah Miranda. “Migrant farmworkers can be artists too. Many already are.”

In the spirit of experimentation and collaboration, Farrah Miranda invited other artists to join her at the farms this summer.

Hamilton-based choreographer, Heryka Miranda, believes that art has the power to transform. “There’s a kind of magic and self-permission that happens when one begins to think of themselves as an artist. Through dance, the grape growers I worked with were able to share their profound relationship to the land and the fruit that they work with daily”.

A virtual reality headset will be available at the fruit-stand. Wearing it, allows the viewer to travel to the vineyard. Amidst its rustling leaves, and moody skies, they will witness the creativity of the workers. Supported by Toronto musicians, the sound in the film was produced by the workers.

This fall Speaking Fruit also travels to:

Sept. 16 – Black Creek Community Farm
Sept. 20 – Our Sustenance Night Market in Six Nations
Sept. 21-23 – Art and Food Justice Festival in Hamilton
Sept. 24 – Leamington Gathering with Migrant Farmworkers
Sept. 28 – Canadian Student Leadership Conference + Guest Lecture in Waterloo (Renison University College)
Sept 30 – Nuit Blanche
Oct. 7 – Hemi GSI Convergence
Oct. 25-Nov 30 – Santa Fe Arts Institute

Creators’ Bios

LEAD ARTIST

Farrah Miranda is an Abu-Dhabi born, Toronto-based artist of Goan and Mangalorean descent. She holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University (2017), and has studied under performance scholar and feminist theatre director, Honor Ford-Smith.

Miranda has exhibited at Artcite Inc. (Windsor), the Surrey Art Gallery (British Columbia), Astérides (Marseille), and Whippersnapper Gallery (Toronto). Her writing appears in several publications, including In the Wake of the Komagata Maru: Transpacific Migration, Race and Contemporary Art, VOZ-À-VOZ, Decolonization, Indigeneity & Society, Border Criminologies, Rabble and FUSE Magazine.

She is the recipient of the ETFO Social Activism Award (2013), and the Funding Engaging Actions with Sustainable Tactics ’06 Award (2013).

Conceived by Miranda, SPEAKING FRUIT, is one of 200 exceptional projects funded by the Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program (2017). It is also the recipient of generous support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Ontario Arts Council.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Craig Fortier is an Assistant Professor in Social Development Studies at Renison University College, an affiliated college of the University of Waterloo. He holds a PhD in Sociology from York University. Craig has participated in movements for migrant justice and in support of Indigenous sovereignty for over a decade in Toronto, Three Fires Confederacy, Haudenosaunee, and Huron-Wyandot territories. His dissertation looks at how anti-authoritarian movements learn, imagine, and practice processes of decolonization.

His research interests include settler colonialism, decolonization, nationalism, social movements, migrant justice, anti-authoritarian social service provision and baseball history.

Craig Fortier procured research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the University of Waterloo for this project, and is the Principal Investigator on this research.

ORGANIZERS

Evelyn Encalada is a community organiser and researcher who was born in Chile and raised in Canada. Her dissertation focuses on migrant work across rural Ontario and Rural Mexico. Evelyn has worked in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras with the Central American Network in Solidarity with Women Maquila Workers and with the Workers Support Centre in Puebla, Mexico. Evelyn is a founding member of Justice for Migrant Farm Workers, a political collective that has fought for the rights of migrant farm workers in Canada since 2001. In the summer of 2009 she created an innovative online course-Migration and Displacement- based on her academic and transnational organizing work for the Centre for Intercultural Communication at the University of British Columbia.

Gabriel Allahdua is a migrant farmworker, organizer with Justice for Migrant Farmworkers and advisor on Speaking Fruit. He moved to Canada to work as a temporary agricultural worker in 2010 after a hurricane devastated his home and livelihood in St. Lucia. An expert on what it means to live in conditions where one is permanently temporary, Allahdua is routinely called upon by media, social justice organizations, unions and universities to comment on topics related to Canada’s temporary labour migration schemes.

Debraj Ray: Uneven Growth and Social Conflict – Distinguished Lecture in Economics @ HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities Humanities Theatre
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Economic growth can be extraordinarily rapid in developing countries. But it is often uneven, leaving whole segments of society behind. Such unevenness can serve to both inspire and frustrate, and so lead to social conflict even as overall economic conditions improve. These issues are crucially important in North America and Europe today.

lecture promotional illustration of hand on barbed wire
Professor Debraj Ray, the 2017 Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecturer in Economics, will discuss what we can learn about the uneven-growth/conflict nexus from developing countries, where such issues have never been far from the surface.

About the distinguished lecturer

Debraj RayProfessor Ray is one of the leading development economists in the world. He has made significant contributions to the economics of coalition formation, altruism, malnutrition, and the role of inequality, polarization and conflict in development. His books include Development Economics (1998) and A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation (2008).

Debraj Ray is Julius Silver Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Professor of Economics at New York University. He is Co-editor of the American Economic Review and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society and a Guggenheim Fellow

About the Waterloo Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics

Each year the Department of Economics invites a distinguished scholar to present a lecture on the state of the art in a field of economic research, giving students from various disciplines a special opportunity to enhance their understanding of economics. The University community and members of the public are warmly invited to attend the lectures.

A reception will follow the lecture from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., in Environment 1(EV1) Courtyard.

Uneven Growth and Social Conflict – Distinguished Lecture in Economics | Waterloo Events | University of Waterloo

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Transformative Mediation Training September 22, 23 & 29, 30, 2017
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Austrian Pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits @ CGR
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Anna Magdalena Kokits – Coast to Coast Tour

Award-winning Austrian pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits will play a selection of modern and classical pieces as part of her coast-to-coast tour during Canada 150.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

32 Variationen in c-moll, WoO 80 (1806)

Manuela Kerer (*1980) 

Dla Rajun (2013)

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)

Fantasien über Gedichte von Richard Dehmel op. 9 (1898)

Ernst Toch (1887-1964)

Capriccetti op. 36 (1925)

George Gershwin (1889-1937)

Rhapsody in Blue, Version für Solo Klavier (1924)

You can listen to some samples of Ms. Kokits’s music on her website or get a glimpse of her at the piano:

Watch video on YouTube

CALLIOPE

In addition to Ms. Kokits’ concert, the Austrian Embassy will be showcasing an exhibition called ‘CALLIOPE AUSTRIA: Women in Society, Culure and the Sciences.’ The exhibition is both a celebration of women in Austrian history and a reckoning with their invisibleness in the history books. CALLIOPE opens this evening and will then be available for general viewing from Monday, October 3 – Thursday, October 12.

About Anna Magdalena Kokits

Anna Magdalena Kokits was born in Vienna in 1988. She received her first piano tuition at the age of four, and only a few years later found her ideal teacher and mentor in Alejandro Geberovich (*Buenos Aires, 1948), with whom she went on to complete her studies at the Vienna Conservatorium Private University in 2013.

As a prize winner of several national and international competitions she soon attracted attention, and gave her first solo performances with orchestras such as the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich and the Moscow Virtuosos while still in her teens. Along with pursuing her solo career, which has made her a frequent and popular guest at festivals all over Europe (e. g. the festival “Nei suoni dei luoghi” in Italy, the “Euregio Musikfestival” in the Netherlands, the “Musikalischer Sommer in Ostfriesland” in Germany and the “Music in Rhodes Festival” in Greece), she has made chamber music one of the main focuses of her activity: From 2007 to 2014 she formed a duo with ‘cellist Alexander Gebert, performing at major venues across Europe and beyond and producing a CD recording due for release in 2015. Other partners of renown include Dimitri Ashkenazy, Eduard Brunner, Chen Halevi, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, Herbert Kefer, the Bennewitz Quartet et al. 

Anna Magdalena Kokits devotes a lot of her time to contemporary music, and has cooperated closely with composers such as Richard Dünser, Tomasz Skweres, Helmut Schmidinger, Thomas Larcher, Christoph Renhart and Lukas Haselböck. In addition, she is particularly interested in rediscovering lesser-known or forgotten repertoire – at present, she is working on the premiere recording of the complete piano works of Ernst Toch (1887-1964) and a CD of chamber pieces by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996).

Ms. Kokits’s appearance is co-sponsored by Conrad Grebel University College and the Embassy of Austria in Ottawa. Photo of Ms. Kokits by Nancy Horowitz.

More information about Anna Magdalena Kokits, and details about her cross-Canada tour are featured on this Article in Ottawa Citizen.

      

Sep
30
Sat
2017
One Sky Festival @ REN
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Welcome to the new One Sky Festival, formerly the East Asian Festival. 

Come and enjoy vibrant performances, fun and interactive booths, and taste delicious food as we celebrate the Chinese, Islamic, Japanese, and Korean cultures.

Family and friends can enjoy face painting, writing their names in calligraphy, trying on traditional costumes and clothing of the featured countries.

Don’t forget to visit the prize table for your chance to win!

The Festival raises funds for the growth and promotion of Renison University College’s East Asian Studies and Studies in Islam programs.

Visit the prize table!

Prizes from:

Bench Craft Leather
Dutch Mill Flowers

Kitchener Golf
KW Symphony

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Renison University College

Traces Screen Printing
University of Waterloo

Entertainment

Located in the Renison Atrium

11:00 AM
Entertainment begins

Supporters

Gold Level

Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China

Consulate-General of Japan

Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea

Consulate-General of the Republic of Indonesia

 

Silver Level

Keiko Belair

​Wendy L. Fletcher Originals

Bronze Level

Event Committee

 
 
 

Kofi Campbell
Karrie Cornies
Young Gon Kim

Kumiko Kunizane
Yan Li
Laura McKenzie

Idrisa Pandit
Fumie Shimoda
Jeff Wilson

Staff Support

Caroline Tanswell

Tracey Antonio

Brendon Bedford

Food Not Bombs! Servings
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Share a meal. Start a conversation. All welcome at Food Not Bombs Kitchener’s Saturday servings!

Where does this happen?

The serving happens at 1:30 every Saturday in front of Kitchener City Hall (200 King St W.). Before that, we cook our soup at the Working Centre, which is located at 58 Queen St S. (just a few blocks away). Our leftover produce and soup is then driven to the House of Friendship in downtown Kitchener.

How can I help?

We are always in need of volunteers to help us cook, people with access to cars who can drive produce and soup to and fro, friendly folks who want to dish out soup and, last but not least, people to help with the clean-up.

You can read a complete description of the different jobs available here: http://wpirg.org/action-groups/food-not-bombs/how-to-help/. If any of them sound good to you, sign up for our mailing list here: http://lists.wpirg.org/mailman/listinfo/fnb_lists.wpirg.org. We’re a friendly bunch- send out an e-mail introducing yourself and we’ll be happy to help you get started.

Who donates food?

We get the majority of our produce from Central Fresh Market- they give us the vegetables that aren’t pretty enough to sell or that they’ve overstocked. We also get donations of produce from Full Circle Foods and donations of loaves and buns from Grainharvest Breadhouse.

Why does Food Not Bombs do what it does?

Because food is a right, not a privilege. Because when we are hungry, we have the right to get what we need. Because poverty is a form of violence neither necessary nor natural. Because capitalism makes food a source of profit, not a source of nutrition. Because food does grow on trees. Because we need community, not control. Because we need homes, not jails. Because we need FOOD NOT BOMBS!

@WR_Greens at KWPeace – Perspectives on Peace: Peace in our Community @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel discussion, dinner (by donation), and a chance to speak with organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in Waterloo Region.

Register at https://kwpeace.ca/eventsmanager/register-perspectives-on-peace-peace-in-the-community/

Featuring

Melissa Webster, Executive Board of ALIVe — Awareness of Low Income Voices

Trudy Beaulne, Executive Director of the Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region

Gehan Sabry, editor of Cross Cultures magazine and organizer of the annual UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Kitchener

Richard Walsh, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology professor and co-founder of Alliance Against Poverty

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm—9:00pmThe Church of St. John The Evangelist23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.

Please register by 22 September 2017 on https://kwpeace.ca/eventsmanager/register-perspectives-on-peace-peace-in-the-community/

Presented by:

IDOPAN: International Days of Peace and Nonviolence Sep 21 / Oct 02

IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence

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Annual General Meeting @ CGR
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Members of the public are invited to Grebel’s Annual General Meeting from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Great Hall. This is a good opportunity to learn about the activity at Grebel this past year.

KWPeace – Perspectives on Peace: Peace in our Community @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perspectives on Peace - Peace in our Community

Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel discussion, dinner (by donation), and a chance to speak with organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in Waterloo Region.

Featuring

  • Melissa Webster, Executive Board of ALIVe — Awareness of Low Income Voices
  • Trudy Beaulne, Executive Director of the Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region
  • Gehan Sabry, editor of Cross Cultures website and organizer of the annual UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Kitchener
  • Richard Walsh, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology professor and co-founder of Alliance Against Poverty

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm—9:00pm
The Church of St. John The Evangelist
23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.
Please register by 22 September 2017 on kwpeace.ca

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Perspectives on Peace: Peace in our Community @ Church of St. John the Evangelist
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perspectives on Peace - Peace in our Community

Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel discussion, dinner (by donation), and a chance to speak with organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in Waterloo Region.

Featuring

  • Melissa Webster, Executive Board of ALIVe — Awareness of Low Income Voices
  • Trudy Beaulne, Executive Director of the Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region
  • Gehan Sabry, editor of Cross Cultures magazine and organizer of the annual UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Kitchener
  • Richard Walsh, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology professor and co-founder of Alliance Against Poverty

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm—9:00pm
The Church of St. John The Evangelist
23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.
Please register by 22 September 2017 on kwpeace.ca

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Poster design and artwork by Matthew D. Albrecht

@FairvoteWRC Info Table at @KWPeace Perspectives: Peace In Our Community @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Fair Vote Waterloo is participating in KW Peace [1]’s annual event
Perspectives on Peace [2]. This year’s theme is _Peace In Our
Community_.

Democracy is the cornerstone of a Nonviolent and Peaceful society.
Fair Vote Waterloo will have an information table with literature,
statistics and petitions about Proportional Representation, the way to
get fair representation in Parliament, and a true democracy.

Please join us!
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Join us for an evening of discussion and networking on the theme of
building peace in Kitchener-Waterloo. Program includes a panel
discussion, dinner (by donation), and a chance to speak with
organizers of the various Peace and Social Justice organizations in
Waterloo Region. Register [4]

_FEATURING_

* MELISSA WEBSTER, Executive Board of _ALIVe — Awareness of Low
Income Voices_
* TRUDY BEAULNE, Executive Director of the _Social Development
Centre_, Waterloo Region
* GEHAN SABRY, editor of _Cross Cultures_ website and organizer of
the annual _UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination_ in Kitchener
* RICHARD WALSH, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology
professor and co-founder of _Alliance Against Poverty_

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm–9:00pm
The Church of St. John The Evangelist
23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.
Please register by 22 September 2017 on kwpeace.ca [5] International
Days of
Peace and Nonviolence
Sep 21 / Oct 02 presented by
KW Peace
kwpeace.ca

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[5] https://kwpeace.ca/
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’85-’95 Era Reunion
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

GREBEL REUNION 2017

Join hosts Shirley Grove ’92 and Steve (Berg) Martin ’88 on Saturday, September 30th in the John E. Toews Atrium at Conrad Grebel University College from 6:00 pm to late! 

Meet Grebel’s new president – Marcus Shantz, class of ’95!

Hot hors d’oeuvres, beverages and cash bar. Live jazz music provided by Al Armstrong ’94.

Tickets are  $25.00.

Please register via the UW Reunion site.

Or contact Alison Enns at aenns@uwaterloo.ca or 519-885-0220 x24217 for more info.

If you have any memorabilia to contribute to the display (which will be returned to you at the end of the evening), please let us know.

RSVPs collected so far: Marcus Shantz ’95, Al Armstrong ’94, Ken Grove ’87 (Winnipeg), Fred Martin ’87, Barry Hills ’96, Gordon Reusing ’89, Anita Fieguth ’92, David Willms ’94, Julie Snyder-Penner ’91, Russel Snyder-Penner ’89, Laureen Harder-Gissing ’91, Jane Kuepfer ’92, JD Kuepfer ’93, Wendy (Ueberschlag) Priebe ’85, Carol Berkhout ’95 (David Augustyn), Paul Heidebrecht ’94, David Switzer ’94, John Marshall ’85, Shirley Grove ’92, Mary Brubaker-Zehr ’85, Steve (Berg) Martin ’88, Gloria and Duane Eby, John and Esther Fast, Carmen Brubacher ’94, Marta (Longacre) vanZanten ’90, Wendy Cressman Zehr ’89 (Don Zehr), Yvonne Kaethler ’95, Karyn Mierau-Flaming ’98, Catherine Manning ’91, Gartha Frazer ’92, Scott Beech ’88, Paul Fieguth ’91, Ted Harms ’94, Roger Kehl ’92, Heather (Hoover) Kehl ’91, Cindy Lebold ’87, Allen Pengelly ’97, Jeanette Sears ’92, Kevin Smith ’94.

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Fair Vote Canada Webinar: Building your local team and mentoring local leadership
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Special Guest: SHARON SOMMERVILLE, leader of Fair Vote Canada’s
Waterloo Region team. Sharon has been involved with Fair Vote Canada
since about 2012, and leads one of the most active chapters in Canada,
hosting 4-5 events, about 10 community tables, speaking engagements
and numerous meetings with MPs each year, as well as regular volunteer
meetings. Largely as a result of this work, Waterloo Region had one of
the best attended electoral reform consultations in Canada. In this
workshop she’ll share what has worked to get new volunteers involved
and nurture shared leadership within the team — generating more
activities and creativity and avoiding burnout. This workshop will be
an opportunity for other Fair Vote Canada leaders to share their
successes and challenges.

Register: If you are not on our Chapters/teams email list and would
like to join this workshop, please contact anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca
[1]

Links:
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[1] mailto:anita.nickerson@fairvote.ca

#IDOPAN Film Night and Finger Food Potluck @ Peace and Justice Room, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of films and film clips from movies with a theme of peace and nonviolence. We’ll watch the movie, then discuss how this shows the action of treating people with Nonviolence.

Traditionally we have the IDOPAN film night on 2 October, the actual UN International Day of Nonviolence, but this year we’re celebrating a day early.

It’s a Finger Food Potluck, so bring a snack to share! You should bring your own dish and cutlery, since we won’t have access to the kitchen…

Oct
2
Mon
2017
International Day of Nonviolence
Oct 2 all-day

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The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

New Ways For Families – 2 Day Advanced Training October 2 & 3, 2017
Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Human Peace Sign and Karaoke @ Kitchener City Hall
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Now on 2 October 2017, the UN International Day of Nonviolence

A tradition since 2007, WR Nonviolence celebrates the UN International Day of Peace by having people form a giant peace sign! We’ll sing some songs of peace, led by the WR Nonviolence regulars. Don’t know the words? It’ll be Karaoke, so you can follow along on the screen. Can’t sing? Then you can dance. Can’t dance? Then come just to enjoy an evening of peace, nonviolence, and being with like-minded people.

Note: This year we’re celebrating on UN International Day of Nonviolence, Monday, 2 October 2017.