September e-newsletter

September 2018 


Building peace with a paintbrush

On September 20, the CPA hosted the Korea Art Forum exhibit reception in the Grebel Gallery for "A New Peace and a Peaceful Land." At the reception guests heard from MCC's UN Office Director Doug Hosteter and the exhibit's curator Heng-Gil Han. Following introductions and reflections on the exhibit, Han led guests on a comprehensive tour of the art pieces created by North and South Korean, Chinese, and American artists. To see more photos of the exhibit, check out our photo gallery.

Waterloo Region celebrates Peace Week!

From September 17-22 Waterloo Region celebrated Peace Week 2018! Peace Week started when Conrad Grebel celebrated the week surrounding the International Day of Peace on September 21, and since then they have invited the Waterloo community to participate. During Peace Week there were 13 events in the region to celebrate, including yoga, a book launch, a pow wow, and a theatre performance. For more information about the events that were held, visit the Peace Week website. 

Farewells and new faces

This month we said goodbye to CPA Coordinator Michelle Jackett as she goes on parental leave until October 2019. We'll miss having her with us in the CPA, but are excited for this new chapter in her life. Congratulations Michelle!

In September the CPA also welcomed a couple of new staff members. Hannah Hill joined the CPA as the new Epp Peace Incubator Fellow and Grace Wright has returned for another co-op term in her new role as the Communications and Research Assistant. 

SheLeads joins the Epp Peace Incubator
This month, the CPA welcomed SheLeads as its newest Epp Peace Incubator participant, a social enterprise that provides software tailored to help non-profits assess the growth and impact of their work.
SheLeads was founded by PACS alumna Cassie Myers, who developed the business while in the St.Paul's GreenHouse program. Since then, Cassie has been active in Waterloo's social innovation scene, from winning Velocity pitch competitions, to receiving mentorship from leaders in our innovation ecosystem. We look forward to having SheLeads as an Incubator participant and a part of the CPA community.

Want to learn more about SheLeads? Read more about its journey in Nurturing PeaceTech.

Upcoming events

Exhibit Launch-Cultural Translation: Negotiated Third Spaces and Those Who Live There 
October 23, 2018, 4:00pm
Observe, reflect on, and celebrate moments of cultural translation at the launch of our upcoming Grebel Gallery exhibit. The exhibit features work from artist, cultural translator, and Iranian Canadian Soheila Esfahani. The artwork is a reflection of her experiences living in a "negotiated third space," where cultures collide and social and linguistic platforms emerge. To attend, register on our website. 
MCC Student Seminar
October 25-October 27, 2018
MCC is hosting its 23rd annual Student Seminar at its UN Office in New York City. The title of this year's seminar is "North Korea: Towards Peace and  a New Beginning." The deadline for registration, along with the $105 USD registration fee is due October 12. For more information, e-mail
Quote of the month

 "Peace is not an absence of war, but an active interaction among people, a process" 
-Heng-Gil Han at the Korea Art Forum exhibit reception

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