Events List

A listing of Peace and Social Justice events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Waterloo Region.

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

Dec
17
Sun
2017
December Social Come & Go Potluck
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, December 17 at 1:00 PM

The time of year for some lighter fare. This year we are going to do a potluck Sunday afternoon lunch kind of thing and we’ll have a discussion around…

December Social Come & Go Potluck

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017, 1:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

13 Hungry Minds Attending

The time of year for some lighter fare. This year we are going to do a potluck Sunday afternoon lunch kind of thing and we’ll have a discussion around the music that moves us.As far as the potluck goes, we’re doing it completely old school and unorganized -a true guess as to what we will be eating. There is a microwave, fridge and sink at the meet…

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Dec
19
Tue
2017
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Dec 19 @ 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.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Dec 20 all-day
Dec
23
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Dec 23 @ 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!

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

Dec
27
Wed
2017
Refugee Vision Care
Dec 27 all-day
Festive Season Get Together Pot Luck @ Sharon Sommerville's house
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Yummy
Potluck This holiday season let’s get together for a social
night!

Sharon Sommerville will be hosting a Festive Season Get Together Pot
Luck at her new house. She’ll supply non-alcoholic punch and a few
nibbles, and you’re invited to bring something nice to share as well.

Philosophication: The Trolley Problem
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Wednesday, December 27 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding.Why? Perhaps the ultimate question, inquiring the method of function, + intended cause & effect. A…

Philosophication

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

2 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. Why? Perhaps the ultimate question, inquiring the method of function, + intended cause & effect. Application of knowledge gained from that point on, is up to the questioneer.  (eg. why do 3 words in this paragraph seem to be misspelt?)Who? All welcome, regardless of education/knowledge. Feel fre…

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Dec
30
Sat
2017
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Dec 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!

Jan
2
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 2 @ 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.

Jan
3
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Jan 3 all-day
Jan
6
Sat
2018
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Jan 6 @ 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!

Jan
7
Sun
2018
New Year Bookclub Brunch: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, January 7 at 1:00 PM

There’s a joke in our group that there should be an award for the first person to bring up the work of Asimov in one of our discussions. Then there’s …

New Year Bookclub Brunch: Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018, 1:00 PM

No location yet.

7 Hungry Minds Attending

There’s a joke in our group that there should be an award for the first person to bring up the work of Asimov in one of our discussions. Then there’s those of us who didn’t grow up as little boys in the 1960s and 70s who feel a little out of the loop. So here’s a chance to get a good dose of Asimov and discuss his work head on.The Foundation Serie…

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Jan
8
Mon
2018
Tech Talk
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Monday, January 8 at 6:00 PM

Technology is taking off! And with a big enough impact on today and the future, to likely alter our world faster & in more ways than this planet has s…

Tech Talk

Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

4 Hungry Minds Attending

Technology is taking off, and with a significant impact on everyday life, society, culture, and the future of all combined, it seems like a relevant topic to discuss.Who: Anyone is welcome. No education or particular knowledge required. Feel free to share opinions and ideas, as long as you’re respectful of others.Where: Queen St Commons Cafe in d…

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Jan
9
Tue
2018
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 9 @ 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.

Group 9, Amnesty International January 2018 meeting @ David and Mary's house
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a special meeting date to avoid conflicts with peoples’ New Year holiday commitments

Amnesty International CanadaGroup Nine is the local chapter of Amnesty International Canada in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We normally meet at 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month in Room 4224 (The Fretz Seminar Room) at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo (140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo N2L 3G6). Please confirm by email or on our Facebook page.

<groupnine9@gmail.com> is the official Group Nine e-mail address.

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Jan 10 all-day
Jan
13
Sat
2018
Food Not Bombs! Servings
Jan 13 @ 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!

Jan
15
Mon
2018
Meaningful Life in Kitchener #MLKday @ Rotunda, Kitchener City Hall
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Meaningful Life in Kitchen on Martin Luther King day.

This event will have speakers, discussion groups, presentation, audio-visual recordings, fireworks…

Join us at our regular Tuesday evening meetings to help us plan for this event.

*** OK, maybe not the fireworks…

Jan
16
Tue
2018
Dinner and a Black Mirror (S2Ep3)
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 PM

• What we’ll doWe still have some lingering episodes to get to before we take on the new Series 4. So we’ll get right into it in the new year with a f…

Dinner and a Black Mirror (S2Ep3)

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018, 6:30 PM

No location yet.

2 Hungry Minds Attending

• What we’ll do We still have time to watch and discuss the other episodes of Black Mirror and check out local restaurants before Series 4 drops. So get right into it in the new year with a fun political one: S2Ep3: The Waldo Moment. So watch the episode (available on Netflix) or read the Wiki summary, then come out for discussion and a yummy meal …

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Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 16 @ 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.

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Refugee Vision Care
Jan 17 all-day
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Transformative Mediation Training January 19, 20 & 26, 27, 2018
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm
Jan
20
Sat
2018
MCEC Pastors, Chaplains, and Congregational Leaders Seminar
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Listening is easy, and listening is difficult. In congregational ministry, in pastoral counselling, in worship settings, in spiritual direction, and in an individual’s walk with God, listening is an important skill that we can learn and re-learn. Join us for a one-day exploration of the skills and the spirituality of listening. Interactive workshops will include topics such as listening for God in spiritual formation, biblical stories about listening, intercultural dynamics, listening in pastoral care, listening in the context of congregational conflict, listening to the elderly, and the role of listening in worship.

Full registration details