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.
Discussion 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!
Fair Vote Waterloo Co-chair and Discussion Night organizer.
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.
- 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
Download the poster! (Perspectives_2017-2.png, 202 kBytes, 1275 × 1651)
Poster design and artwork by Matthew D. Albrecht
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…
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.
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.
You can see all (non-IDOPAN) events on the WR Nonviolence Events Calendar.