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May 2017

Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War

May 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - May 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6 Canada
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Free

War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war.  This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance. These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective. Underlying this exhibit are the questions: Why are…

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July 2018

Transformative Leadership: An Ethics and Values-Based Leadership Program Offered by the Center at MIT

July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-43, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
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Effective leadership requires a compelling vision for the future and an ability to inspire and motivate across a diverse audience. Research on leadership has confirmed that the capacity to positively and strongly influence others is highly related to a leader’s character and personal values. Great leaders who understand and embody their core values are able to transform the aspirations of those around them and align their efforts with a purpose that transcends individual gain. The Transformative Leadership Program offered at…

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September 2018

#NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 7:30 pm EDT
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ont M5T 1W1 Canada
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Join World BEYOND War for its annual global conference in Toronto on September 21 and 22, 2018, at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design University), 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada. At #NoWar2018 we will explore how the rule of law has been used both to restrain war and to legitimize it — and how we can re-design systems to abolish the institution of war and uphold human and ecological justice. The conference will take place on Friday September 21 (5:00…

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November 2018

Imagining Peace: A Vision For Canada

November 10 @ 9:00 am - November 11 @ 4:30 pm EST
Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Kingston, Ontario Canada
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$40 - $50

You are invited to a gathering in Kingston at the shores of Lake Ontario in Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory. PeaceQuest, a Kingston-based social justice organization, proposes a special event  November 9-11th, 2018, marking the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. Tickets are now on sale! The $40 Early Bird rate is available until September 21st. Cost is $50 thereafter. Visit PeaceQuest for full program details and to reserve your seat today.  Featuring: Kuukuwa Andam – Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Graduate Student  …

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