Perspectives on Peace: Local Approaches for Positive Change

Date(s) - Saturday, 1 October 2016
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Queen Street Commons Cafe


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Perspectives on Peace: Local Approaches to Positive Change

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The Peace and Social Justice organizations in Kitchener-Waterloo are coming together to deliver a symposium and workshop on creating a positive change in your local community.

KW Peace presents: Perspectives on Peace: Local Approaches to Positive Change

KW Peace invites local groups and community members working for positive change in the Kitchener Waterloo Community to join us for an evening of sharing, collaboration, and action.

There’s so much positive action happening in KW and we want to celebrate it by getting together and learning from each other! Come prepared to be inspired by the incredible people working in our community, and share your own work and passions to inspire others. Although our work may seem very different on the surface, all of us are working to improve life for those around us, battle injustice, and create positive change in Kitchener-Waterloo.

The event will begin with Keynote Speaker Dr. Simon Dalby, CIGI chair, whose work focuses climate change, political ecology, geopolitics, global security, environmental change, militarization, and the spatial dimensions of governance. Then after the speaker we will have sharing by local groups about their goals and projects, and collaborative visioning for the future of our community. A hearty, plant-based, local, seasonal meal will be provided.

This event is put on by KW Peace, a collective of peace and social justice groups passionate about working together and finding ways to encourage collaboration in our community. Please visit our website at, where we also have an event calendar that advertises events related to peace and social justice. Check out what’s happening, or post your own events!

International Days of Peace and Nonviolence: September 21 - October 2 If you’re on Facebook please share the Perspectives on Peace Event, and contact Emily Mininger if you have any questions.

This event is part of IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence

Simon Dalby
Simon Dalby, CIGI
4:00pm-4:30pm – Introductions

4:30pm-5:30pm – Keynote speaker: Simon Dalby, CIGI

5:30pm-6:00pm – Dinner and further discussion

6:00pm-7:00pm – Lightning Rounds: KW’s Peace Groups introduce their Perspectives on Peace

7:00pm-8:00pm – Thunder Rounds: Discussion Groups to find Local Approaches to Positive Change

8:00pm-8:30pm – Next steps, discussion, and wrap up

Registration is free. Space is limited. Dinner is provided.
Donations towards the cost of the event accepted at the door.

This is a scent-free event (please, no perfumes or colognes!)


Bookings are closed for this event.