PACS Newsletter - September 27th

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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September 27th - Bi-Weekly Newsletter

In this Newsletter you will find...



  • A Global Solution for the Sixth Nations of the Grand River
  • Why Don't the Poor Rise Up?
  • Humanitarian Robotics in Action
  • Uneven Growth and Social Conflict
  • Perspectives on Peace: Peace in Our Community
  • UWaterloo Reunion Concert: A Tribe Called Red

Job Opportunities & Internships

  • MCC Student Seminar: Migration
  • Operation Groundswell - Applications

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Disclaimer: Events and opportunities above are not all endorsed by the PACS department; this bulletin includes opportunities that we think PACS students may be interested in but are not sponsored by PACS. Please use your own discretion to determine if an opportunity is right for you.


A Global Solution for the Six Nations of the Grand River
Date: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 4:30PM - 5:50PM
Location: Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, St. Pauls

Phil Monture of Six Nations of the Grand River will be returning to the University of Waterloo to tell the story of his community and the Haldimand Treaty of 1784. The treaty covers lands for six miles on each side of the Grand River from Lake Erie to its source, including the University of Waterloo's campus.  

"Why Don't The Poor Rise Up? Organizing the 21st Century Resistance" Book Launch and Forum
Date: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: Fresh Ground Cafe, Kitchener

Join WPIRG, LSPIRG and the KW branch of the Industrial Workers of the World in hosting Ajamu Nangwaya, co-editor of the book to discuss organizing strategies!The book brings together a collection of voices to examine “that explores the question of revolution, its objective and subjective prerequisites, and its increasing likelihood in our time”. 

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Humanitarian Robotics in Action
Date: Wednesday, September 27th
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: CIGI Auditorium, Waterloo

Patrick Meier, PhD is an internationally renowned expert and consultant in the humanitarian applications of digital and robotic technologies..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.
Uneven Growth and Social Conflict
Date: Thursday, September 28th
Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Location: Hagey Hall Humanities Theatre

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. Professor Ray 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.
Perspectives on Peace: Peace in Our Community
Date: Saturday, September, 30th
Time: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener

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.
UWaterloo Reunion Concert: A Tribe Called Red
Date: Friday, September 29th
Time: 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Location: UWaterloo PAC

Making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound, native producer and DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red, advocate for inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders. Sharing this quest makes you part of the 'Halluci Nation.’

Jobs & Opportunities

MCC 22nd Annual Student Seminar:
Migration in the Context of Latin America

Date: October 26th - 28th
Location: MCC United Nations Office, New York City

The seminar will delve into the history and current context of global migration, with a specific regional focus on Latin America. It will also explore the roles and responsibilities that various actors such as the United Nations, Canada, United States, other governments, and civil society have in addressing migration, and MCC's involvement in meeting the needs of people on the move. The seminar will be led by MCC UN Office staff and Saulo Padilla, Immigration Education Coordinator with MCC, and they will be joined by guest speakers from the UN and the NGO communities.
Operation Groundswell: 2018 Applications Now Open
Applications Due: November 22nd
Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs volunteering programs abroad. We examine various social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profit organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world!If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure.

If you have any questions, feedback, or concerns feel free to give me a shout!

Erin Huston
PACS Communications Assistant
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