Planning Meetings for WR Nonviolence Are Back — Online!

illustration of five people with speech bubbles Because of Covid, WR Nonviolence has been meeting online all summer. It’s time we publicized it!

Please join us for our regular planning meeting on Tuesdays at 7:00pm online!


Join the meeting

What: Online Planning Meetings for WR Nonviolence
When: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:30pm iCal
Where: https://wrnonviolence.org/meeting

The meeting software is BigBlueButton™, Freedom-respecting web conferencing software provided by our friends at KWLUG. All you need is a browser, there’s nothing to install.

See you on Tuesday!

Get Your Ad in the Programme!

We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park will be cancelled. We felt that there is too much uncertainty in the coming weeks and months.
WR Nonviolence continues to meet virtually every Tuesday to plan our way forward. Contact us if you’d like to join the discussion – how can we communicate the importance of nonviolence during our current pandemic?

WATERLOO REGION NONVIOLENCE

Day in the Park

PROGRAM ADVERTISING

WRN continues to bring the community and community groups together with our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park – a time for fun, as well as to recognize the many positive forces in Waterloo Region.

This year’s event will be taking place during Stage 3 of the COVID 19 Recovery Plan, as per the Region of Waterloo’s social gathering requirements.

The event features community group displays, vendors, music, art, children`s activities. 500 Nonviolence Day in the Park programs will be distributed 1 month before the September 26 event date to local businesses, as well as to visitors at the event. All activities of the Nonviolence Festival are organized by volunteers and funding of events come solely from ad revenues of local businesses and donations. Your ad in the Nonviolence Day in the Park program will help promote nonviolence in our community.

Full Colour Business Card Ad
1.5” x 2.5” – $40

Full Colour Banner Ad
1.5” x 5” – $90

AD DEADLINE August 15, 2020

Cash or cheque payable to:

Waterloo Region Nonviolence
3218 Roseville Road
Ayr ON N0B 1EO

Or fill in the “Ad” section of the Day In The Park Exhibitor Registration form.

E-mail: contact@wrnonviolence.org
Website: https://wrnonviolence.org

WATERLOO REGION NONVIOLENCE | Day in the Park | PROGRAM ADVERTISING | WRN continues to bring the community and community groups together with our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park - a time for fun, as well as to recognize the many positive forces in Waterloo Region. This year's event will be taking place during Stage 3 of the COVID 19 Recovery Plan, as per the Region of Waterloo's social gathering requirements. The event features community group displays, vendors, music, art, children`s activities. 500 Nonviolence Day in the Park programs will be distributed 1 month before the September 26 event date to local businesses, as well as to visitors at the event. All activities of the Nonviolence Festival are organized by volunteers and funding of events come solely from ad revenues of local businesses and donations. Your ad in the Nonviolence Day in the Park program will help promote nonviolence in our community. | Full Colour Business Card Ad 1.5” x 2.5” - $40 | Full Colour Banner Ad 1.5” x 5” - $90 | AD DEADLINE August 15, 2020 | Cash or cheque payable to: Waterloo Region Nonviolence 3218 Roseville Road Ayr ON N0B 1EO | E-mail: contact@wrnonviolence.org | Website: https://wrnonviolence.org
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Kitchener responds to COVID-19

We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park will be cancelled. We felt that there is too much uncertainty in the coming weeks and months.
WR Nonviolence continues to meet virtually every Tuesday to plan our way forward. Contact us if you’d like to join the discussion – how can we communicate the importance of nonviolence during our current pandemic?

The 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park is scheduled for Saturday September 26, noon to 5pm on Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener.

During this Stage 3 of the COVID recovery program, visit Kitchener Responds to COVID-19 for the latest updates.

 

Exhibitor Registration for the 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park 2020 is now open!

We regret announcing that our 16th Nonviolence Day in the Park will be cancelled. We felt that there is too much uncertainty in the coming weeks and months.
WR Nonviolence continues to meet virtually every Tuesday to plan our way forward. Contact us if you’d like to join the discussion – how can we communicate the importance of nonviolence during our current pandemic?

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us for the the 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park on Roos Island in Victoria Park! We’ll be practicing safe distancing. Masks are welcome! Let’s be safe.

There will be games, music, 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.


Who: Everybody!
What: 16th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park
When: Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday September 26, 2020
Where: Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario Map

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#COVID19 response from @WRNonviolence

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceHello Friends: In our own efforts at social distancing, we’re cancelling our regular Tuesday night meetings until further notice.

The Viewpoints on Incarceration forum originally scheduled for 28 April 2020 is postponed; a new date will be announced later.

Planning for the Nonviolence Day In The Park continues. A new date, likely in September, will be announced soon! The date is unchanged, taking place on Saturday, 18 July 2020 from Noon to 5:00pm. Registration for exhibitors is now open!

Thank you for your continued support!

–Waterloo Region Nonviolence.

Viewpoints: Issues Facing Refugees

WRN | Waterloo Region Nonviolence 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.

The Viewpoints forums are being recorded for release as podcasts. You can listen to previous podcast episodes and view pictures of past Viewpoints forums.

checkmarkPanel Presentations

  • Tony Van Giessen, Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support
  • Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • …other speakers to be announced

checkmarkPublic Small-Group Discussion

checkmarkPlanning 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

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contact@wrnonviolence.org


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Season’s Greetings! No meetings on Holiday Eves!

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!

What: Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence
When: Every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Queen Street Commons Café
Location: 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario Map

Supplemental Discussion Nights Are Back!

Five people laughing about Peace Bunnies
Supplemental Discussion
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.

OpenStreetMap showing location of Civic Hub entranceCivic 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!)