On September 21, 2014, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement opened its doors for the first time in celebration of the International Day of Peace. Since then, the Centre has hosted Peace Week to celebrate and promote the pursuit of peace and justice in our community and around the world.
After a two years of online opportunities and small gatherings, the Centre for Peace Advancement is once again marking Peace Week by hosting a public community calendar of events and activities, chances to reflect on peace and justice in a world changed by the pandemic.
We invite you to be in community with us during #PeaceWeek2022. Take a moment to reflect on the difficult years behind us, and then look forward to the year ahead by joining us from September 17-25, 2022. You are encouraged to attend a Peace Week event and/or submit your own.
Peace Week Events (more coming soon!)
WISC Pow Wow 2022
The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre is proud to present the 19th Annual Traditional POW WOW!! Indigenous drumming, singing, dancing, food/craft vendors and more!!
SAVE THE DATE!!
Saturday September 24th, 2022
@ Waterloo Park, Waterloo ON
Vendors Open: 10am
Grand Entry: 12pm
Family Friendly•Drug/Alcohol Free Event
All are welcome!!
For more information or to register as a vendor please contact Christina Restoule: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Active Bystanders Workshop
Training Active Bystanders (TAB) empowers bystanders and gives them the competencies they need if they decide to take action when they witness something they feel is unfair, or wrong, or troubling. TAB helps participants to: analyze situations where harm may be occurring, recognize when they are bystanders, evaluate the consequences for everyone involved, and interrupt harm doing and generate positive actions by others.
More details to come.
Unmasking, Breathing, Moving Forward
View the Centre for Peace Advancement's newest Grebel gallery exibit, Unmasking, Breathing, Moving Forward, from September 6 to December 16, 2022. This exhibit is comprised of 17 Black, Indigenous, and racialized artists responding to their experiences during COVID-19. Unmasking aims to offer insights into a way forward that is perceptive to marginalized voices.
Join us on September 21, 2022 @7pm EST for the launch of Unmasking, Breathing, Moving Forward exhibit at the Grebel Gallery.
Against the Grain: Mennonite Archives, Indigenous Histories
This exhibit invites viewers to practice reading documents of Indigenous and Mennonite encounter against the grain. In the gallery area these include newspapers, maps, and documents from Mennonite involvements in Indigenous communities. Inside the library are two more displays, discussing settler narratives and land grants.Hours:
Generally 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday. An appointment in advance is recommended.Contact: Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238
Transforming Power, Prejudice and Privilege: Building equitable, diverse and inclusive communities and organizations
Recognizing that our social structures and personal biases can get in the way of commitment to respecting our colleagues and community members, this interactive workshop will engage themes of prejudice, power and privilege in a manner that honours all voices in the room while also challenging the biases and structures that privilege some over others and that damage the possibility of healthy yet diverse relationships and communities. This workshop is designed to support leaders in business, community and faith organizations.
Shalom For All Creation - An Ecotheology Learning Retreat
Join Wendy Janzen, MCEC Eco-Minister, for a half-day ecotheology learning retreat. This will be an online session interspersed with two blocks of outdoors reflection time in your location. Teaching blocks will introduce tools for reading the Bible with an ecological lens and reading the ‘Book of Creation’ as a revelation of God, with opportunity to put these into practice. Have your Bible handy and bring a text you would like to work with (ie, sermon prep), wear your comfy clothes, and have a favourite beverage on hand to get into the retreat mindset.