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"What are you listening to right now?" has become a popular topic at Centre for Peace Advancement coffee breaks, and with good reason. As a popular medium for storytelling, podcasts have become instrumental in provoking nuanced and multidimensional dialogue around peacebuilding and conflict. For your next listening session, check out these options created by or featuring Centre community members.
GeoMate launches the Accessible City Challenge (ACE)
On Tuesday July 13, 2021, Grebel Peace Incubator participant GeoMate launched the first ever Accessible City Challenge (ACE). Created to help Canadian cities meet the population's growing need for accessibility, ACE is GeoMate's invitation to municipalities to collaborate for transformative change and embrace a more accessible future.
Also in July, the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) announced its newest project in partnership with the Centre for Peace Advancement. Aimed to increase the evaluation capacity of peacebuilding organizations and to promote the implementation of Canada's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this program will guide the growth and self-reflection of community-based organizations in the Waterloo Region and across Canada.
We are pleased to welcome Nathan Funk into an office in the CPA! Nathan is an Associate Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies and the outgoing Chair of the PACS department.
A special thank you also goes out to Marlene Epp for her contributions to the CPA. Marlene has moved her office out of the Centre, rejoining PACS and other faculty colleagues at Conrad Grebel University College. We are grateful for the thoughtful conversations and positive energy that Marlene has brought to the Centre during her time with us!
Tamarack webinar: SDG Localization - From Recovery to Resilience Join Tamarack Institute and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada on August 24, 2021 from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm (EDT) for tips and ideas for how cities and municipalities can help advance 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by becoming more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient.
MEDA Convention 2021: Rising Together Connect with MEDA community members to share resources, knowledge, and access to opportunities that will help communities and organizations grow further, and more sustainably. Register for updates and to attend the 2021 MEDA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia from November 4-7, 2021.
Call for proposals: Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place Submissions are now being accepted from academics, activists, artists, community members, and students who wish to contribute to the Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place conference in May 2022. Proposals can include paper presentations, roundtables, artistic contributions, workshops, and storytelling. Proposals are due September 30, 2021.
Aligned values and shared commitment to incubate and advance collaborative, inter-disciplinary, multi-sector peacemaking is at the heart of our partnership with the Kindred Credit Union, and continues to inspire our work.
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