Events Galore!

March 12 @ Wilfrid Laurier  – A day of slam poetry has been organized at Laurier campus. These free events include:

  • carlos andres gomeza discussion is titled “Subversive Voices and Subaltern Knowledge: Spoken Word as Critical Pedagogy” at the Hawk’s Nest @ 2:30pm,
  • a book launch for Gómez’s Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood in the Hawk’s Next from 4:15-5:15pm @ the Hawk’s Nest. The memoir was inspired by his one-man play, and is a powerful coming-of-age story that redefines masculinity for the 21st century male.
  • A poetic justice spoken word performance from 810 pm in the Turret featuring Carlos Andres Gómez, Kahsenniyo, Ian Keteku and Sofia Baig.

March 12-14 – Join in some classes for the Sexual Assault Support Centre Zumba Fundraiser! Donations of $5/class are being accepted with classes running on the following dates:

Sexual Assault Support FINAL LOGO* Tuesday March 12 @ 12:30 – 1:30 in PAC Studio 1
* Wednesday March 13 @ 1:30 – 2:30 in CIF Studio
* Thursday March 14 @ 5:00 – 6:00 in PAC Studio 1

The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region provides services and support to people and their families who have experienced sexual violence.

PeaceSpeech 2010Wednesday, March 13 @ 4:30 @ Conrad Grebel Chapel – The Peace Speech Competition is taking place and all are invited to attend and listen to the competitor’s entries! Speeches will follow the theme of biblical peacemaking and social justice.

Friday, March 15 @ 7:30pm @ Seigfried Hall Tariq Ramadan, professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, will deliver a talk entitled “The Arab Awakening: Islam and the New Middle East.” Can Muslim countries bring together Islam, pluralism and democracy without betraying their identity? He argues that the Arab world has an historic opportunity to stop blaming the West, to jettison its victim status and to create a truly new dynamic.

Tuesday, March 19 @ 4pm @ CGR 1300 The PACS Society will be holding “A PACS Society Information Thing.” Students interested in getting involved with the PACS Society next year are invited to come, eat, and learn about what it is that the PACS Society does and what different roles are available as a part of the executive team.

Thursday, March 21 @ 12:15 @ CGR 1301 The MPACS program is holding another Thursday Talks session! The speaker for this event is Dr. Zulfiqar Gilani, a visiting psychology scholar and a senior consultant with the University of Toronto. His strengths include working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. The topic of this talk will be the rise of violence in Pakistan.

trauma to healingFriday, March 22 @ 6:30 @ CGR 1111 (The Great Hall) Come hear Dawn Penner speak about her time in Lebanon with Mennonite Central Committee doing Trauma Healing training with Syrian and Palestinian refugees in response to violence experienced in the Syrian conflict. Together we can learn how trauma affects those embedded in the situation and dream for a hopeful future for Syria. Free Admission. Dessert and Drinks provided. Donations welcome. Check out the Facebook event page at

Weapon-of-War-Confessions-of-Rape-in-Congo-2009Tuesday, March 26 @ 3-5pm @ CGR 1110 Come learn what you are buying into when you purchase your favourite electronics by attending a screening of Weapon of War: Confessions of Rape in the Congo will take place. Following  the film will be a facilitated circle discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

March 27, 2013 @ 6-10pm @ CGR 1111 (The Great Hall) Jacob Wadeng was forced to flee his home in South Sudan for Ethiopia and then Kenya alongside some 27 000 other displaced children at the age of seven in 1989 as one of the “Lost Boys”. He has now found a life for himself here in Canada and started Wadeng Wings of Hope to help other children in South Sudan. This event is a fundraiser for this inspirational NGO. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at the Conrad Grebel main office) and $12 at the door and include pizza, drinks and live entertainment. There will be African performances, games, prizes and music! Check out the Wadeng Wings of Hope Fundraiser Facebook event page for more information!

jacob deng and children

PACS 202 Spring Course

Attending school this summer? In need of some PACS classes to fill out your degree requirements? PACS 202 – Conflict Resolution is being offered this upcoming spring term and has left over spaces for students. Check it out on Quest and get enrolled!

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