Late March News

Events

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!

April 6 @ 10am-9pm @ Tyndale University (25 Ballyconnor Ct, Toronto) – The Think Positive: HIV/AIDS and Development Conference is taking place. This event will focus on the last 30 years of HIV/AIDS and development and offers a number of engaging speakers, workshops, and performances from slam poet Chris Tse and Congalese performers Krystaal. See the VOICE Conference Poster 2013-MCC for details.

Summer Opportunities

Enlace

Are you still not sure what to do this summer? Consider Enlace! It is a program for 16-19 year olds coordinated through the Mennonite Central Committee branches in Ontario and Guatemala. Activities include:

  • connecting with Guatemalan people and culture
  • learning Spanishenlace
  • helping with re-constructive and development projects
  • living with indigenous families while learning about the history and injustice
  • participating in kids’ camps
  • taking in the natural beauty of Guatemala through activities such as hiking, caving, visiting volcanos.

Tentative dates are July 27-August 24th but are subject to some slight modification depending on the cost of flights.  Anyone interested in this opportunity is encouraged to email enlace@mennonitecc.on.ca for more information or check out http://mcco.ca/yya/enlace

Genocide and Human Rights University Program

This comprehensive, two-week, graduate level course, offered in partnership with the University of Toronto, now in its twelfth year, is taught by ten renowned scholars in a seminar setting. It incorporates theory on genocide and the gross violation of human rights, history, sociology, political science, psychology and international law.  Join a diverse group of highly motivated students from all over the world in an intensive two-week program this summer in Toronto, Canada from August 5 to August 16, 2013. Please note: this course is only offered to those with three or more years of undergraduate experience. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2013. Take a look at the poster or website for details.

Announcements

Job Posting

If you haven’t taken a look at this yet, check out the job posting for the PACS Communications Assistant for the 2013-2014 school year! It’s an awesome job that will have you working closely with the PACS department and students. Aspects of this job include posting on Facebook and Twitter, updating this blog, sending out emails, some basic administrative duties and working together with the PACS Society. For more details, check out the official job posting! Cover letters and resumes are due to Eric Lepp at eric.lepp@uwaterloo.ca by Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Peace Speech Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Peace Speech winner Jacob Winter for his speech “What’s Your Problem?” and to runner-up Hannah Enns for her piece, “Dinner Time.” They, along with their fellow contestants, delivered compelling speeches on biblical justice and peace and how it relates to our lives today. Both Jacob and Hannah will both go on to the intercollegiate bi-national contest. Good luck to each of you!

Peace speech contestants Ryan Martens, David Siebert, Jacob Winters, Sarah MacKiel, and Hannah Enns.

Peace speech contestants Ryan Martens, David Siebert, Jacob Winters, Sarah MacKiel, and Hannah Enns.

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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