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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Pictures from March For Our Lives, 24 Mar 2018

March For Our Lives On Saturday, 24 March 2018 a rally was held at Wilfrid Laurier University to show support for the victims of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018.


Bob Jonkman
Bob Jonkman
Bob Jonkman from WR Nonviolence spoke about the meaning of Nonviolence,
Rupinder Mangat
Rupinder Mangat
and there were spoken-word presentations from the students in the Crossing Borders Program. The event was organized by Rupinder Mangat.

Other media coverage:

CBC News: Waterloo Region shows support for March For Our Lives at community rally

The Record: Local voices join thousands worldwide in call to end gun violence

More pictures are available in the March For Our Lives Rally at WLU album on Flickr.

Pictures by Laurel L. Russwurm, used under a CC0 Public Domain DedicationCreative Commons CC0 Public Domain Dedication.