Join us for the the 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park on Roos Island in Victoria Park!
There will be games, concerts, info booths from community groups, local arts and crafts vendors, spiritual and well-being exhibitions, and so much more.
If you belong to a community group or organization that follows the principles of Nonviolence please join us as an exhibitor! No charge for non-profit organizations! $30 for businesses, or organization selling things.
Join us for an inclusive evening with a panel presentation, group discussion, and personal action to achieve nonviolent solutions for people seeking refugee status.
Viewpoints forums try to bring the perspectives of a person with lived experience, a facilitator working in the field, an academic, and a policy maker.
There will be a Question and Answer session after the panel presentation, then we will break into groups with each panelist to discuss common themes and solutions. A spokesperson from each group will then report back to everyone.
Tony Van Giessen, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support
Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University
…other speakers to be announced
Public Small-Group Discussion
Planning A Positive Way Forward
Everyone is invited to contribute their experiences, dreams, and unique perspectives. When: Tuesday, 10 March 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Where: Queen Street Commons Café Location: 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario Map
WR Nonviolence wishes everyone a happy holiday, and best wishes for the season!
Our last two regular Tuesday evening meetings in 2019 fall on Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Years Eve (31 December), and so we’ll be spending the time at home with family and friends. Regular meetings resume on Tuesday, 7 January 2020!
The WR Nonviolence regular Tuesday night meetings are “plenary sessions”, where we plan upcoming events like Day In The Park or IDOPAN. Although the agenda gives 15 minutes for talking about our experiences with nonviolence during the week, we invariably exceed the 15 minutes, so we need this Supplemental Discussion night to give us the time we need to talk about nonviolence without the pressure of adhering to an agenda.
The first meeting for this Supplemental Discussion series will be the first Thursday in December, the 5th. We can decide from there what the best date for future Supplemental Discussions will be.
Civic HubWhat: WR Nonviolence Supplemental Discussion Night When: Thursday, 5 December 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Where: Civic Hub WR Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener, Ontario Map
Come to the doors on Duke Street, and ring the bell for the Social Development Centre.
Although Discussion Night is scheduled for 7:00pm, the Civic Hub is available at 6:00pm so we could start early (and help setting up and taking down chairs is always appreciated!)
Join Waterloo region in celebrating the second World March for Peace & Nonviolence.
Beginning in Madrid on October 2, 2019 (International Day of Nonviolence) the World March Team continues to travel to city after city around the world, with simultaneous events occurring in near-by communities.
The World March concludes back in Madrid on March 8, 2020 (International Women’s Day).
Waterloo Region welcomes the World March Team as they prepare to arrive in North America.
Sing for Peace and Nonviolence contributes Waterloo Region`s voice to the world stage, calling for an end to wars, and for the overcoming of violence in all its forms.
The Water Boys, King Edward Public School Choir, Twin City Harmonizers, Shout Sisters Choir, Grand Harmony Women’s Chorus
On Saturday, 20 July 2019 WR Nonviolence held the 15th Annual Day In The Park. There were community group exhibitors, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ games, meditation and an area for reflection, a labyrinth, and performers all day long in the Gazebo. It was sunny and hot, and everyone had a good time!
You can see more pictures from the 15th Annual Day In The Park in our Photo Gallery.