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Peace Week 2021: Reflection, resilience and recovery
Since the launch of the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement in 2014, our staff, participants, and partners marked the United Nations International Day of Peace by celebrating innovative solutions to complex problems, advocacy to press decision-makers to work for justice, and efforts to bring communities together around the world. While the Centre encountered unanticipated challenges along the way, we never wavered in our mission to catalyze collaboration.
2021-2022 Peace Innovators begin their changemaking journey
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centre has heard from many youth about the growing needs they are observing locally and their desire to work with their peers and community members to deliver innovative solutions for these problems. To support these students, the Centre has continued to partner with Kindred Credit Union and The Ripple Effect Education to deliver the Peace Innovators Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Read the full article to learn more about the issues the 2021-2022 cohort of Peace Innovators are passionate about.
Celebrating Five Years of Peacemaking with TREE
Centre Core Collaborator, The Ripple Effect Education (TREE) celebrated five years of peacemaking! To mark this milestone, TREE invited five people, who represent their mission and goals, to share how their involvement with TREE has rippled out into their work and relationships.
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 to attend the 2021 MEDA Convention virtually from November 5 - 6, 2021.
If Trauma Could Echo Project If Trauma Could Echo is a community-based project that acknowledges and grieves the untold stories of trauma collected from students, staff, and faculty at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. This project accompanies Yasmeen Nematt Alla's exhibit at the Grebel Gallery, Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket. This project will run until December 20, 2021.
Map the System Campus Lead at the Centre for Peace Advancement The Centre for Peace Advancement is hiring an Incubator Fellow for the role of Map the System Campus Lead for the 2022 Map the System pitch competition. The Campus Lead will promote the competition on-campus, organize student engagement opportunities, and provide continued support as students progress through competition milestones.
Lead Developer at Lunaria Peace Incubator participant Lunaria is hiring a Lead Developer. Lunaria's ideal candidate has experience testing platforms, leading technical and non-technical team members, a dedication to diversity equity and inclusion, and a desire to join a growing startup. This opportunity includes a flexible schedule and the opportunity to join a diverse team and a fast-growing startup.
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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