That's a wrap for #PeaceWeek2023, which ran from the International Day of Peace on September 21st to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. The week was full of thought-provoking conversations, impactful art exhibitions, and inspiring social justice initiatives.


Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 9:00 am to Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 3:00 pm EDT

Celebrating Difference: An Interactive Zine-Making Project

TREE poster

Join The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) in making a zine, centered on the celebration of difference and diversity! Celebrating, and seeing the strength and beauty of, difference and diversity is a peacebuilding value, strategy, and practice we embrace at TREE. Stop by our table on the main floor at Conrad Grebel University College, and create your own piece of art with the supplies there. Your art will be displayed throughout Peace Week, and then we will be creating a zine with all of the art pieces. After Peace Week is over, look for a few different copies of the zine, which will be displayed around Grebel, the Centre for Peace Advancement, and our TREE office in the Centre.

Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

International Day of Peace Celebration

International Peace Day poster

What does peace mean to you? The Coalition of Muslim Women of KW (CMWKW) will be celebrating the International Day of Peace at 79 Joseph Street, Kitchener (Victoria Park). All are welcome to attend to celebrate differences, hear stories, enjoy a potluck, and participate in other fun activities. Everyone is encouraged to bring a chair and water bottle if they would like to.

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Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Art on the Wall: A Visual Reconciliation

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Please join us from 1-3 pm on Saturday, September 30th, in the courtyard at Martin Luther University College to commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Day with smudging, drumming and song, followed by time in the gallery to listen to artists Dazaunggee ( Paul Shilling ), Julie Tian, and Ted Fullerton speak to their visual reflections on the seven sacred teachings. The exhibition, A Visual Reconciliation: Cross-Cultural Reflections on the Seven Sacred Teachings, will be displayed in Keffer Chapel until December 8th.