KWIC Events

Defendiendo la Vida: A Chiapas Solidarity Event

- 02:00 pm ~ 04:30 pm
Free/PWYC
Background with a block of green at the top, with the KWIC logo on the right and a photo of an older woman wearing a purple shawl holding a poster in a rally. In the middle is a dark blue rectangle on the left and on the right is a photo of young girls marching in a rally, holding a banner in Spanish. At the bottom is a yellow rectangle on the left with a photo of a group of women in a circle changing together.

An informal discussion with Chiapas-based Afrozoque activist Semblance Concepción Suárez Aguilar, answering the question: "What impact has the increased paramilitary violence in Chiapas had on Indigenous communities, especially women?"

Moderated by Executive Director Sam Rockbrune, we invite community members to join Kawartha World Issues Centre for "Defendiendo La Vida" a solidarity event amplifying the experiences of Indigenous activists.

Semblance Concepción Suárez Aguilar is an Afrozoque woman from Chiapas. Acting as the Coordinator of the Nantik Meche organization, Aguilar is an educator and popular communicator. Her political practice and social research work has focused on the construction of indigenous women's rights from their own cultures.

KWIC Conversations: GBV, Intersectionality and Human Trafficking Locally

- 02:00 pm ~ 03:00 pm
FREE

UPDATE: This event has been postponed to November 29th.

November is Women Abuse Awareness Month. Join us from 2-3pm on November 29th as we discuss structural and societal causes of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV), intersectionality and human trafficking locally with the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC).

This event will be held online. A Zoom link will be sent out in advance.

Registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite.

What are KWIC Conversations?

KWIC Conversations are an opportunity for students and community members to come together for thoughtful and interactive conversations on timely topics and how we are experiencing what's happening in the world.

Questions? Send us an email at resources@kwic.info.

We hope to see you there!

Online - ZOOM

Period Justice: A Drop-In Workshop and Discussion

- 06:00 pm ~ 08:00 pm
PWYC
Banner image for the event, featuring a teal, pink, and dark blue background and a large clip art menstrual pad in the left hand corner.

Discuss how climate change and gender intersect; Learn about local and global initiatives that aim to address menstrual-related inequalities; Gain hand-sewing skills while making reusable pads. 

Email ev@kwic.info for the Zoom link, or to claim a sewing kit. 

Pay What you Can, with all participation fees being donated to a global grassroots organization. 

 

The Lecture Hall - Sadleir House 751 George St. North

KWIC Conversations: Allyship

- 02:00 pm ~ 03:00 pm
FREE

Join us from 2-3pm on November 1st as we discuss allyship, reconciliation, and how all can support equity-seeking groups with Gzowski College.

Gzowksi College partnered with BIPOC student leaders in 2021-2022 to talk about “uncomfortable” things and we’re here to continue that conversation! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please note that this event will be presented in a hybrid format both online and in person. If you would like to attend in person you will be visiting the KWIC E.Y.E Centre in ESC B101 at Trent University. A Zoom link will also be sent out in advance.

Registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite.

What are KWIC Conversations?

KWIC Conversations are an opportunity for students and community members to come together for thoughtful and interactive conversations on timely topics and how we are experiencing what's happening in the world.

Questions? Send us an email at resources@kwic.info.

We hope to see you there!

KWIC E.Y.E. Centre at Trent University - ESC B101

KWIC Conversations: Dignity, Poverty, and Food Security

- 02:00 pm ~ 03:00 pm
FREE

Join us from 2-3pm on Zoom, as we observe World Food Day and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

 
We will be discussing community responses to food insecurity, the shift from charity to dignity within these programs, and the need for policy change to alleviate hunger.

 

Registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite.

 

What are KWIC Conversations?

KWIC Conversations are an opportunity for students and community members to come together for thoughtful and interactive conversations on timely topics and how we are experiencing what's happening in the world.
 

Questions? Send us an email at resources@kwic.info.
 

We hope to see you there!

Online - ZOOM

KWIC Conversations: Ecological Restoration and You

- 02:00 pm ~ 03:00 pm
FREE

Ecological restoration seems to be a very abstract concept when it's just talked about in class. Therefore, a real interest goes unnerved in hearing about how it really gets done. This KWIC Conversation will be a follow-up from a panel of people who actively restore local ecosystems and will delve deeper into what came up at the panel. The conversation will be facilitated by Kira Nixon and Nick Weissflog. Kira is the interim president of the Society for Ecological Restoration - Trent University (SER-TU). Nick, a SER-TU member, had been looking forward to arranging the speaker panel on this topic for a year and is very happy there is a second part!

Please note that this event will be presented in a hybrid format both online and in person. If you would like to attend in person you will be visiting the KWIC EYE Centre in ESC B101 at Trent University. A Zoom link will also be sent out in advance.

Register via Eventbrite.

KWIC E.Y.E. Centre at Trent University - ESC B101

KWIC Conversations: Reconcili-ACTION

- 02:00 pm ~ 03:00 pm
FREE

Join us from 2-3pm on Zoom, as we welcome START and discuss what meaningful action around reconciliation can look like.

This topic is specifically important to talk about in the context of observing important dates like National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse Peoples and holidays like Thanksgiving.
 
Registration is required. Please register on Eventbrite.
 
What are KWIC Conversations?
KWIC Conversations are an opportunity for students and community members to come together for thoughtful and interactive conversations on timely topics and how we are experiencing what's happening in the world.
 
Questions? Send us an email at resources@kwic.info.
 
We hope to see you there!
Online - ZOOM

KWIC Conversations: Global Goals Week

- 02:00 pm ~ 03:00 pm
FREE
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Update: This session is now online. Join us on Zoom!

Join us from 2-3pm as we discuss action, awareness and accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in honour of Global Goals Week!

More information on Global Goals Week: https://globalgoalsweek.org/.

Please register on Eventbrite. Registration is required.

What are KWIC Conversations?

KWIC Conversations are an opportunity for students and community members to come together for thoughtful and interactive conversations on timely topics and how we are experiencing what's happening in the world.

Questions? Send us an email at resources@kwic.info.

We hope to see you there!

Online - ZOOM

Action and Justice Creative Reflections

- 05:30 pm ~ 07:30 pm
Free

The Action and Justice Creative Reflections are an opportunity to engage with topics surrounding climate action and social justice through a creative outlet. This event entails four prompts for you to reflect on independently and then have the option to share. Feel free to mute yourself through this event and play some music, talk with friends, or enjoy the silence. Throughout the event we will be opening the floor for optional sharing and then continuing on with another prompt. By the end of the Action and Justice Creative Reflections you will have engaged with four different prompts that allow you to reflect and be creative while positioning yourself and identifying various factors that contribute to the topics we discuss. 

Use whatever media any like (paint, journaling, crayons, pastels, pencils, pens, clay, etc.) 

4 prompts will be used through the event with periods between for creativity!

 

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Deadline for Stump Stories Submissions

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Stump Stories submissions are due at 11:59pm on Monday,  July 11, 2022. 

Did your neighbourhood lose a tree to the May 2022 derecho storm? Want to share your story and what your lost tree meant to you? If so, we invite you to contribute to our Stump Stories project!

We are collecting personal narratives and photos of tree loss from individuals in the community who were affected by the derecho. Beyond the emotional loss, we will also be presenting the value of the trees within their physical environment.

Please send us your stories, photos, drawings and/or poems to communications@kwic.info! All submissions must be received by July 11th. Thank you!

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