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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Thursday, December 1, 2016 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

Until December 2016

New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:

“Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories.

Spring Grebel Gallery

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:30 AM to Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM EDT

This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement. Iraqi Kurdistan
(northern Iraq) hosts a diverse group of people brought together in a very small 
geographical area. This region is home to the Iraqi Kurds, Syrian Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrian Christians, and Iraqi Arabs who have offered their stories in this exhibit.

Grebel Family Bike Trek

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 2:30 PM EDT

Join us for a leisurely afternoon of bike riding.

Ralph and Eileen Lebold Fundraising Banquet

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 6:30 PM EDT
Ralph and Eileen Lebold

"The Messiness of Becoming the People of God"

With Arli Klassen, Mennonite World Conference

Please click here to be redirected to the MCEC website where you can purchase tickets which are $50/each. ($25 receiptable)

UW Gamelan Ensemble

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

On the island of Bali, Indonesia the idea of community and the spirit of interaction are highly valued and extend to music-making. Being an aural/oral tradition, repertoire—from ritual pieces to modern compositions, instrumental or dance—is learned through imitation and repetition, by listening and watching (i.e., without the use of notation). Students experience this communal process of creating a unified sound on a gamelan semara dana (one of several types of gamelan found in Bali) consisting of gongs, metallophones, drums, and flutes.

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference: A Conference and Festival

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (all day) to Sunday, June 12, 2016 (all day)

Mennonites are known across the globe for their historic peace positions and, more recently, for proactive conflict transformation and peacebuilding activity.  This conference and festival will bring together academics, practitioners, artists, and church workers from around the world, to dialogue and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, challenges, and opportunities in varied international settings, past and present.

Voices for Peace

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

A Concert of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference & Festival, featuring choirs, gamelan, and an original composition titled “Earth Peace” by Carol Ann Weaver, Professor Emerita of Music.

If you are a Global Mennonite Peace Building Conference participant, your ticket to this event is included with your registration.

Yellow Bellies: An Alternative History of WWII

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT
Poster for Yellow Bellies; two men standing by a large tree which they cut down.

Yellow Bellies: An Alternative History of WWII

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM EDT
Poster for Yellow Bellies; two men standing by a large tree which they cut down.

Music of Peace, Music of Joy

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

Though Western classical choirs are seldom known for their movement prowess, in most cultures, singing and dance are inseparable .  In this summer concert we will explore the music and movement of classical forms such as ballroom, tango, waltzes and ballet. Through collaborations with dance troops and cultural  teachers we will demonstrate various African songs and dance, Celtic dance and song, swing, and even Hawaiian song and hula. 

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT

Amazing student musicians perform a selection of classical music.  Free admission, with a reception to follow.  Directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.

'80s Era Reunion

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM EDT
'80s era photo

Students from the '80s. Save the date!

John E. Toews Atrium at Conrad Grebel University College

Hot hor d'oeuvres, beverages and cash bar. Tickets are $25.00.

Live Band including: Brian Rudy '89, Steve Martin '88, Brent Klassen '90, Durrell Bowman '89 and Ken Stevens '89.

Registration is not open yet but please check back here for details.

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

The Benjamin Eby Lecture, Fall 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT
Jeremy Bergen

Jeremy Bergen will be presenting the Benjamin Eby Lecture on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm at Conrad Grebel University College.

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Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.

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