IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence

A yearly celebration of all things peaceful and nonviolent, from the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September to the UN International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October.

Here are the upcoming IDOPAN events of all Peace and Nonviolence groups in Waterloo Region. You can see all (non-IDOPAN) events on the WR Nonviolence Events Calendar.

Sep
21
Thu
2017
IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence
Sep 21 – Oct 2 all-day

International Days of Peace & NonviolenceA yearly celebration of all things peaceful and nonviolent, from the UN International Day of Peace to the UN International Day of Nonviolence.

The WR Nonviolence Events Calendar will list the IDOPAN activities of all Peace and Nonviolence groups in Waterloo Region.

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Discussion Night for Fair Voting — an #IDOPAN event @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ChatDiscussion Discussion Nights are returning to Fair Vote Waterloo! Thanks to a bit of prompting from Fair Vote Canada we’ll be holding a guided discussion to answer the questions How can we capitalize on what has happened over the last two years? and How can we raise the profile of Proportional Representation, and elect a Member of Parliament who supports PR, and make the next election different?

We missed the International Day of Democracy on 15 September, and Democracy Week surrounding it (9 September to 17 September). But we’re still in time for IDOPAN, the International Days of Peace and Nonviolence. What better way to achieve peace and nonviolence than by ensuring everyone has fair representation in a democratic government?

Thanks to Fair Vote Waterloo members Jim and Ellen we have access to the Bread and Roses Community Room. Parking is a bit tricky; if you’re coming to Discussion Night please make sure you’re subscribed to either the Discussion or Announcements mailing list. We’ll e-mail a parking permit to those mailing lists for anyone who’s driving in.

See you at Discussion Night!

–Bob Jonkman,
Fair Vote Waterloo Co-chair and Discussion Night organizer.

Sep
30
Sat
2017
KWPeace – Perspectives on Peace: Peace in our Community @ St. John the Evangelist Church
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perspectives on Peace - Peace in our Community

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.

Featuring

  • Melissa Webster, Executive Board of ALIVe — Awareness of Low Income Voices
  • Trudy Beaulne, Executive Director of the Social Development Centre, Waterloo Region
  • Gehan Sabry, editor of Cross Cultures website and organizer of the annual UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Kitchener
  • Richard Walsh, retired Wilfrid Laurier University psychology professor and co-founder of Alliance Against Poverty

Saturday, 30 September 2017, 4:00pm—9:00pm
The Church of St. John The Evangelist
23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Admission is free. Suggested donation $10 for dinner.
Please register by 22 September 2017 on kwpeace.ca

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Poster design and artwork by Matthew D. Albrecht

Oct
1
Sun
2017
#IDOPAN Film Night and Finger Food Potluck @ Peace and Justice Room, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of films and film clips from movies with a theme of peace and nonviolence. We’ll watch the movie, then discuss how this shows the action of treating people with Nonviolence.

Traditionally we have the IDOPAN film night on 2 October, the actual UN International Day of Nonviolence, but this year we’re celebrating a day early.

It’s a Finger Food Potluck, so bring a snack to share! You should bring your own dish and cutlery, since we won’t have access to the kitchen…

Oct
2
Mon
2017
International Day of Nonviolence
Oct 2 all-day

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The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

Human Peace Sign and Karaoke @ Kitchener City Hall
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Now on 2 October 2017, the UN International Day of Nonviolence

A tradition since 2007, WR Nonviolence celebrates the UN International Day of Peace by having people form a giant peace sign! We’ll sing some songs of peace, led by the WR Nonviolence regulars. Don’t know the words? It’ll be Karaoke, so you can follow along on the screen. Can’t sing? Then you can dance. Can’t dance? Then come just to enjoy an evening of peace, nonviolence, and being with like-minded people.

Note: This year we’re celebrating on UN International Day of Nonviolence, Monday, 2 October 2017.

Sep
21
Fri
2018
IDOPAN – International Days of Peace and Nonviolence
Sep 21 – Oct 2 all-day

International Days of Peace & NonviolenceA yearly celebration of all things peaceful and nonviolent, from the UN International Day of Peace to the UN International Day of Nonviolence.

The WR Nonviolence Events Calendar will list the IDOPAN activities of all Peace and Nonviolence groups in Waterloo Region.

International Day of Peace
Sep 21 all-day

International Day of Peace logoEach year, 21 September is the International Day of Peace.

The United Nations General Assembly has declared this day for strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

You can see all (non-IDOPAN) events on the WR Nonviolence Events Calendar.

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