Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008
Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a program with the book author William Janzen, including selected readings and a Q&A. Hosted by the Institute of Anabaptist Mennonite Studies.
If you're planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare. Before attending this University of Waterloo event, join us at Grebel for a pizza dinner and learn about how Grebel's residence and academic programs can enhance the University of Waterloo experience!
February 20, 2020
5:15 - 6:30 pm (Dinner at Grebel)
Conrad Grebel, in partnership with Aha! Productions presents the off-broadway hit musical Nunsense as part of the Fill the Table campaign. All proceeds will be used for expanding the college kitchen and dining room space. Your $40 ticket includes taxes and handling fees.
Featuring singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein's iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.
Noon Hour Concert series proudly sponsored by
Rick Hill offers reflections on seeking meaning through ancient law, uncovering the 1,000 year old wisdom of Haudenosaunee ancestors, and trying to live accordingly in a modern world of chaos.
Join the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Grebel for a one-day event exploring both principled and pragmatic approaches to nonviolent activism for social change. Learn both historical and contemporary examples of how nonviolence was used to bring about change with Professor Marlene Epp and Professor Eric Lepp, and build practical nonviolence skills with The Ripple Effect Education to take action in school, community, and the world.
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The name Paganini conjures as much myth as history for musicians and violinists. Portraits reveal a gaunt, ghostly man, and much of the music he composed asks for seemingly impossible feats of time and distance. Join violinist Benjamin Sung for a performance of Paganini's Opus 1: the 24 Caprices for violin solo. Taken together, these works are a testament to the potential of human achievement - in creativity, in expression, in technique, and in art.
"Where Moth and Rust Destroy: Archives and the Contest over Anabaptist Information"
Archives set the parameters of what we can know about early Anabaptists. Examination of archives’ own histories shows that, far from neutral repositories of historical evidence, these collections intensified conflict between early Anabaptists and their opponents. The management of information about nonconformists contributed to their repression, while Anabaptists’ documentary response supported their efforts to survive.
The topic of technology and how it is used continues to be prevalent to this age range. Grebel feels particularly well-equipped to engage with this topic. We are thrilled to be able to host out third technology themed youth event.