Peace Week 2023

Save the date and plan to participate in Peace Week


Dawson Dining Sept. 13 – 21, the Peace Centre and the Dawson Student Union combine forces once more to bring you seven days of free vegan meals. Look out for notices to sign up to volunteer when the semester starts anew.

Urban Gardening with SustainabiliTEAM Sept. 13 – 21, faculty are encouraged to start the year off with a class building and experiential learning experience in the Dawson Gardens. Our expert SustainabiliTEAM will combine doing & learning for an unforgettable start to the term.

We are proud to collaborate once again with the Humanities & Public Life Conference, so look out for our amazing speakers between, Sept. 18 – 21!

K.B. Wagers, (They/Them) author, who writes queer speculative sci-fi, will converse with English faculty member Neil Hartlen on queer fiction, literature as a critical space for speculation, meaning making, and alternative world building.  (We will be giving out copies of KB Wagers’s first trilogy, the Indranian War Series at several events).

Kelsey Smoot, (He/They) non-binary trans-masculine, queer PhD candidate at William & Mary University will present their doctoral research. Their thesis, unconventional in its format, blending their own poetry and research while exploring the intersections of racialized & queer identities’ and how these identities are formed in the America socio-political context.

Kama La Mackarel (They/Them) & Maurice Riley Case (He/They): Kama, a celebrated queer artist and Maurice, a queer non-binary expert on inclusive pedagogies and anti-racism, will engage each other in conversation concerning at identity, queer joy, futures, and inclusion.

Professional Development: Ensuring our faculty members are well supported is critical to the Peace Centre, thus we will organize several professional development sessions that will focus on LGBTQ+ students, the classroom, and queer pedagogies.  Look for more details in August!

September 21st: Dinner & Drag Queen Show

Join us for the final evening of Peace Week. Dawson Dining will be an offering of dinner along with a fulsome community wide invitation to attend a special performance by beloved local Drag Queen ensemble, The House of Manny, fronted by Manny. Attendance will be free; however, we will encourage donations from participants so we may support a local LGBTQ+ organization.

Submitted by Diana Rice, Office of Academic Development & Peace Centre

Last Modified: May 31, 2023