KWIC 30th: THE GIFT OF CROSSROADS with BAYO AKOMOLAFE - Oct 10, 2019

Date: 
Thursday, Oct 10th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Join us for a KWIC 30th Anniversary Presentation on Thursday, October 10th, 7pm: The Gift of the Crossroads: Agency, Responsibility and Justice in the Anthropocene with internationally renowned author, speaker, lecturer, and renegade academic,

Location: 
TBA
Phone: 
705-748-1680

KWIC Fall Open House -Friday, Sept 13, 2019

Date: 
Friday, Sep 13th, 2019 - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Kawartha World Issues Centre will be hosting an Open House in collaboration with Sustainable Trent, Trent Oxfam and TRACKS Youth Program. 

Interested in world issues, social justice, enviromental justice, climate change, food or gender issues?

Then be sure to attend this Open House for a chance to discover how you can get involved with work related to these issues. 

Join us on Friday September 13, 2019 from 11am to 2pm in the Enviromental Science Building room B101, East Bank, Trent University.

Refreshments will be provided!   All are welcome! 

 

Location: 
Enviromental Science Building, Room B101, East Bank, Trent University (1600 W Bank Dr, Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2)
Phone: 
705-748-1680

Acknowledging Canada's 150th through Stories of Place & Belonging

Poster for Stories of Place

Acknowledging Canada's 150th through Stories of Place & Belonging is a youth-led project that explores the interconnectedness of Indigenous, newcomer and settler, non-Indigenous Canadians, specifically in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) through stories of place, migration and belonging. Using art and stories we will craft & host workshops that illustrate our common histories & humanities with a focus on land, food and water.

 

 


Youth Volunteering Opportunities!

 Join a diverse group of youth engaging in cross-cultural dialogue to explore local histories from Indigenous, non-Indigenous, settler & newcomer perspectives  through the creation of workshops.

 

 

 

Are you between the ages of 16-29 and interested in...

youth leadership
learning from others
art
storytelling?!

What if we acknowledged Canada’s 150th by asking ‘what is the true history of this land’? What if we came together to share stories from Indigenous, non-Indigenous, settler and newcomer perspectives and everyone was truly heard? What story would you tell? What if we (re)connected to the water, land and food?

Want to be a part of a learning community that hosts these conversations through workshops and community events? A group of youth (16-29) are hosted our first meeting at Sadleir House on Friday June 2. If you missed it, iot's not too late to get involved! Contact Rachelia at youth@kwic.info if you are interested in exploring different truths about Canada, and the land and water through cross-cultural dialogue.

What may come from this experience? How about…
* Free training in workshop facilitation, cross-cultural dialogue, cultural competency & more!
* A supportive environment to develop as a youth leader and enhance or learn new skills
* Meeting new people, learning from one another’s stories and building a community together
* An opportunity to be creative and be inspired
* Delicious food & fun
* Spend enough time with us and we can sign off on volunteer hours or write you a glowing reference letter!

For more information please contact Rachelia at youth@kwic.info.


Stories of Place & Belonging in the News!

Link to article in Examiner

The launch of the program in late March was attended by many notable local residences. For more information click below and check out the coverage from the Examiner of the event!

http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2017/04/01/seeds-for-justice-tren...


We acknowledge the Government of Canada's support for the "Acknowledging Canada's 150th through Stories of Place & Belonging" project.

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KWIC Volunteer Program

KWIC’s work in the community depends on the skills and enthusiasm of a dedicated group of volunteers. 

Opportunities include:

KWIC Principles of Volunteerism

  • KWIC recognizes that volunteers are a vital human resource and will commit to the appropriate infrastructure to support volunteers.  KWIC’s practices ensure effective volunteer involvement.  KWIC commits to providing an accountable and supportive environment for volunteers.
  • Volunteers make a commitment to act with integrity in accordance to the Volunteer & Human Rights Codes, to participate in an orientation and training, as required of their position, and to demonstrate respect for all staff, volunteers and program participants, including user of the resource centre.

Kawartha World Issues Centre On-line Volunteer Information Form. Submission of this form indicates your signature. Click here to begin.

You can also download a printable PDF version to complete and mail or drop off at KWIC.

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International Development & Global Education Community Networking Round Table & Special Presentation

Date: 
Tuesday, Jun 18th, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
International DeInternational Development & Global Education Community Networking Round Table and special presentation on Tax Fairness & Gender Equity Pilot Project in Ghana &the Implications for Canadians
 
Location: 
Hobbs Library, Sadleir House – 751 George Street North
Phone: 
705-748-1618

Nogojiwanong Reconciliation Gathering 2019

Date: 
Friday, May 31st, 2019 - 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

The 2nd annual Nogojiwanong Reconciliation Gathering will be held on Friday, May 31, from 10 am-7 pm, in Confederation Park and the Armouries, in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong. This Youth Program and Community Celebration commemorates the 4th anniversary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action.

Location: 
Confederation Square 501 George St N, Peterborough, Ontario

TRACKS OSHKWAZIN: END OF YEAR LAND-BASED STORYTELLING PANEL

Date: 
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
TRACKS OSHKWAZIN: END OF YEAR LAND-BASED STORYTELLING PANEL
 
On May 23rd, join us at Trent University for a day of land-based storytelling by a panel of Indigenous leaders and knowledge holders.
Open to all high school aged Indigenous youth.
 
WHY IS LAND-BASED LEARNING IMPORTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN INDIGENOUS YOUTH?
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON PANELISTS!
Location: 
The Gathering Space, Trent University

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