Bi-Weekly Bulletin Sept. 30th

Brought to you by the PACS department, it’s the bi-weekly bulletin! How exciting!

Just wanted to let you all know about the PACS bulletin board outside the PACS office (which is now located where the Grebel main office used to be before construction happened), where you can wander by and see what’s going on. In this bulletin you’ll find a broader range of events, but our bulletin board is more PACS specific -event posters for PACS related events, as well as other news that’s relevant to PACS students. Check it out!

And don’t forget to like our Facebook page- so you can get the most current updates!


  • War Child Film Screening: Fri. Oct. 4th
  • Gandhi Peace Festival: Sat. Oct. 5th
  • International Adventures at uW Information Sessions: Various dates

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Researchers Needed: Peace Through Sport


  • For Israrel’s sake: Raising the voice of progressive Zionists in Canada: Oct 6th
  • PJSA Conference: October 17th-19th
  • MEDA Convention: November 7th-10th


War Child Film Screeningwarchild

@Friday, October 4th @ 7 PM @ CGUC rm 1300. PACS Student Society invites you to a film screening of War Child. This documentary is based on the life of Emmanuel Jal, a hip hop artist and former child soldier. Jal will be performing at the PJSA conference on October 18th, and this is a great way to get familiar with his story.

At the age of 7, Emmanuel Jal was swept up into the rebel army and forced to fight in Sudan’s bloody civil war for nearly 5 years. He later escaped with 400 fellow child soldiers, 16 of whom survived. With the help of British aid worker Emma McCune, Jal then fled to Kenya. Now, Emmanuel Jal is a globally recognized hip hop artist with his unique musical style that spreads the message of peace, as well as a humanitarian advocate for social justice and human rights.

21st Annual Ghandi Peace FestivalUntitled

@Sat. October 5th @ 10 am – 3 pm @ Hamilton City Hall. The theme this year is Stop Violence Against Women. The festival is free, because it is a community oriented festival based in Hamilton featuring activities related to peace and justice and is open to all. There will be speakers such as Fiona Sampson, the Mayor of Hamilton, Hon. Bob Bratina; and Consul General of India, Hon. Preeti Saran.

For more info, visit or contact Jahan Zeb, an MPACS student helping to organize the festival at

International Adventures at uWaterloo Information Sessions

@Various dates @ Needles Hall Rm 1101. Waterloo is holding sessions about international opportunities available at Waterloo, such as Study Abroad opportunities, Global Experience Certificate, and volunteer opportunities. Please e-mail to reserve a seat. Sessions are being held:

Monday, September 30 from 3-4pm
Wednesday, October 2 from 3-4pm
Friday, October 4 from 1:30-2:30pm
Tuesday, October 8 from 3-4pm
Wednesday, October 9 from 12-1pm
Thursday, October 10 from 3-4pm

Volunteer Opportunities

Researchers needed: Peace Through Sport


The Waterloo Children’s Games Inc (WCG) wants to organize a local games event for children ages 12-15 years who will represent local ethnic groups at these games. To make this possible, WCG needs 2 to 3 students to conduct research during the 2013-2014 school year on the feasibility of having this event in the future, starting in 2015.

WCG is a not-for-profit, volunteer-led organization dedicated to promoting and hosting the International Children’s Games, and is a recognized organization of the International Olympic Committee.

If you are interested, contact John Cooper, Director at or 519-886-6918.


For Israel’s Sake: Raising the voice of progressive Zionists in Canada


Sunday, October 6th @ 9am-4:30pm @ Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto. Join in the conversation and explore strengthening the Jewish Progressive Movement as well as Canada’s role as a good friend: uncritical support or constructive dialogue? This conference is presented by JSpaceCanada, which provides Canadians with an alternative to both the pro-Israel right and the anti-Israel left by supporting a two state solution.

Registration is free, but mandatory- register online at For more information, go to their website at

MEDA Convention 2013

November 7-10 @ Wichita, Kansas. Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is hosting its annual convention around the theme of Cultivating Solutions: Harvesting Hope, focusing on how MEDA creates unique business solutions to the struggles people face living in poverty and how its sustainable opportunities foster hope for millions of families around the world each year.  Come hear about food security, social entrepreneurship, and lasting solutions to poverty.

For more information about MEDA Convention 2013 or to register, call 1-800-665-7026 or go to

PJSA“Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation”

October 17-19th @ Wilfred Laurier University. The PJSA conference, co-hosted by Wilfred Laurier University’s department of Global Studies and Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies Program will feature the theme of Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation. This theme honours the tradition, history, and accomplishments of the peace and justice studies movement while simultaneously seeking to expand the movement’s frontiers in search of new and innovative ways to promote both the practice and the culture of peace in a divided world.

 The student conference will be held alongside the main conference and students will have the opportunity to hear the main speakers such as Jody Williams and James Oribnski (Nobel Peace Laureates) and Rhoda Howard-Hassman (Canada Research Chair, International Human Rights), as well as their own keynote speakers. For more information on the conference and speakers, visit, or email with any questions.


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