The organizers of WR Nonviolence are getting together to pull together exhibitor lists, sort out media files, get access to calendars, and ensure that the technology is up-to-date on all our devices. All this to prepare for our upcoming Viewpoints forums, Day In The Park on Victoria Park’s Roos Island, IDOPAN and Usury Free Day.
If you’d like to get involved, please come to our regular meetings on Tuesdays at the Queen Street Commons Café.
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
Download the poster (PDF document, 151.7 kBytes)
WR Nonviolence’s on-going forum series:
Panel presentations by
– Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
– Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, School of International Policy and Governance, TheBalsillie School of International Affairs
– (more tba)
Including Q&A and Small-Group discussion.
Everyone is invited to be a part of this important dialogue.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the WR Nonviolence Day In The Park will be postponed, likely to a Saturday in September. We’ll update this site as soon as the new date is confirmed. Registrations are still being accepted!
There will be games, concerts, info booths from community groups, local arts and crafts vendors, spiritual and well-being exhibitions, and so much more.