CPA August e-newsletter

August 2021

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Project Ploughshares and Amnesty International call out Canadian government for international treaty violations

This month, Core Collaborator at the Centre, Project Ploughshares released its latest special report in partnership with Amnesty International. Championed by Project Ploughshares' Executive Director Cesar Jaramillo and Researcher Kelsey Gallagher, "No credible evidence: Canada's flawed analysis of arms exports to Saudi Arabia" explores how Canadian-made weapons are being used in the war in Yemen, violating international human rights commitments.

Local, national, and international media outlets have shared the special report their thoughts on Canada's role in this conflict.  Publications include an article in The Record, a Globe and Mail article, a live interview with Global News, and more.

Read "
No credible evidence: Canada's flawed analysis of arms exports to Saudi Arabia".

Highlights

Union Co-operative provides permanent rental affordability through community ownership
Union Sustainable Development Co-operative black and white logo on a blue and white brick background.
For Grebel Peace Incubator participant, Union Sustainable Development Co-operative, summer 2021 has been marked with progress. As Union moves even closer to purchasing its first property, Member Engagement Specalist, Melissa Bowman met with Centre for Peace Advancement Communications Assistant, Katie Fry to discuss Union's recent and upcoming developments.

Read the full article to learn more about "Community Ownership" with Union.

Upcoming events

Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket exhibit
The Grebel Gallery re-opens on September 7, 2021 with an exhibit from Yasmeen Nematt Alla. This exhibit invites us to consider the importance of trauma-informed community spaces and the ability of art to provide gestures of care. To engage with the Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket exhibit, complete a Gallery Visit Request form or visit the Grebel Gallery webpage.

Peace Week 2021: Recovering better

Each year on September 21, the Centre celebrates the International Day of Peace. See the Peace Week schedule to learn more about how the Centre is connecting to this year's theme "Recovering better for a sustainable and equitable world" from September 20-24, 2021.

MCC United Nations Office 2021 online student seminar
University students are invited to participate in MCC's 2021 student seminar on "Climate change, conflict, and peacebuilding" from 9:00 - 11:30 am (ET) on September 30 and October 1, 2021. Register before September 15, 2021.

MCC at 100: Mennonites, Service and the Humanitarian Impulse
Centre Director, Paul Heidebrecht will be presenting at this MCC's 100-year anniversary celebration. Register to attend the virtual conference from September 30 - October 2, 2021.

Employment & engagement opportunities

Join the Peacetech Living-Learning Community
Applications for upper-year students interested in participating in the Peacetech Living-Learning Community (LLC) in fall 2021 are open until September 12, 2021.

The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) is hiring
The Ripple Effect Education, a Core Collaborator at the Centre, is hiring a Program Assistant and Workshop Facilitators. Applications are due by September 12, 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

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.
August's most popular tweet
 
After too long with doors closed, the #GrebelGallery will finally launch its next exhhibit in a few weeks. Mark your calendars:
@yasmeennematt's "Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket" opens on September 7th!
 

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