Women (Re)Defining Food (In)Security
Thurs., March 7, 6:30-8:30pm

At The Peterborough Public Health, 185 King Street, Peterborough.  Panelists:  Valerie Tarasuk, Mary Anne Martin, and Melanie Goodchild.

Secret Marathon 3K walk/run
March 6, 6:30 p.m.
Running Room, 210 Hunter St. W., Peterborough.

The Peterborough chapter is Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is hosting the second-annual Secret Marathon during the week of International Women’s Day.  Similar events are happening simultaneously in 16 other cities across Canada, celebrating everyone’s right to be free to run.

The walk/run is named after the documentary about the first official marathon of Afghanistan where the route had to be kept secret to avoid being a target for terrorism.

Women and men are invited to follow the example set by the brave runners in Afghanistan and unite for freedom, gender equality and safe spaces for all. Funds collected from The Secret Marathon 3K supports raising awareness about gender equality through The Secret Marathon film (scheduled to be released Fall 2019) and donations collected will provide access to education for women and girls in Afghanistan, through CW4WAfghan.

To register go to:  www.thesecretmarathon.com/3krace. For more information contact: 705-656-3820.

Urgent Action on Bill C-262 – UNDRIP Act

Bill C-262 needs your urgent attention and support! Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, is in second reading in the Senate and has yet to go to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. Passed overwhelmingly in the House of Commons on May 30, the bill will, if enacted, ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the UN Declaration and foster reconciliation.
Let’s ensure this Bill is passed into Law! When Senators return from recess on February 18, they will have only a few days to pass this bill. If Bill C-262 is stalled or not prioritized, and it does not reach third reading in the Senate before Parliament is dissolved for the election, it will die.
Your urgent action will make a difference. Please send an e-letter to Senators by February 18 and circulate this note to family, friends and colleagues. Learn more, send an e-mail, and take action at: click here
– Ian Attridge, UFP Indigenous Allies Working Group

Peace Vigil

The Vigil for Peace this Monday will be led by Community Race Relations Committee. We are invited to take an hour to reflect as we enter into Black History Month. Join us from 5-6 pm on Monday, February 25, corner George and McDonnel, in front of the labyrinth.

Sacred Circle Dance

2nd and 4th Friday of each month (Sept – June), 7-9pm.   St. John’s Anglican Church Guild Hall, 99 Brock Street Peterborough. No experience or partners necessary. Celebrating the sacred in self, community and all beings. For more information, contact Paula Greenwood  paulagreenwood@nexicom.net or check our Facebook page

How to Invest in a Time of Climate Chaos
Thursday, Feb 7, 7pm

With Time Nash, Financial Planner, aka the “sustainable Economist”. Presented by For Our Grandchildren, this evening will help us learn how to invest safely, profitably, sustainable, and ethically. Free of Charge. Trinity United (use Simcoe St entrance.) For more info, contact Guy Hanchet.

A not so serious Abraham Festival Film Event
Sunday, February 24th – 2pm

Join us for Some Sweet Fun & the comedy film “DOUGH”, which is the story of a Parisian Jewish baker who hires a Muslim baker.  Enjoy freshly baked Bagels, Basboussas and Croissants during intermission. Totally Kosher, Halal and French.
Jewish Community Center, Weller St at Medical Dr. Reserve your ticket in advance – $12 by R.S.V.P. to Helene or $15 at the door. This event is a fundraiser towards our Yearly Abraham Festival Interfaith Celebration on Sunday April 28th 2019 .

For the Bible Tells Me So – Documentary Screening
Tuesday, Feb 26, 6:30pm

Trent Spiritual Affairs is hosting this showing in conjunction with Out on Campus, a queer discussion group for students. Rev. Julie is facilitating some follow-up discussion. This event is open to students as well as the public. Lady Eaton College Pit.

Multi-sector Forum to Connect the UN Sustainable Development Goals with Local Initiatives
Friday | March 1st | 8:30am – 4pm Doors: 8 am

Politicians, academics, educators, business leaders, community organizations, faith groups and students are invited to explore how these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations, connect with the lives and work of people in Peterborough County.
This Community Forum is a unique opportunity for Peterborough and County to join the conversation and learn about the UN SDG’s and Canada’s commitments from different perspectives and to begin a process of determining local priorities and resources towards the 2030 Alliance.
A free opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Peterborough launch of the Transformations Photo Journalism Exhibit from 6:30-8:30pm at The Mount Community Centre, featuring local changemakers.
The forum is hosted by Kawartha World Issues Centre, Fleming College Office of Sustainability, GreenUP, the Regional Centre for Expertise, Trent University and the Ontario Council for International Cooperation, supported by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and community sponsorships. Everyone is welcome. Registration is now open and requested for both events. For more info, contact Julie Cosgrove, Executive Director, Kawartha World Issues Centre |705-304-1314
The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Rd

Bridging Out of Poverty Teams
Beginning Wednesdays in February

Bedford House is offering Bridging Out of Poverty Teams — “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-By World” program (for under-resourced folks) & the Mentors-to-allies training, both starting alongside one another at the beginning of February.
If you or someone you know may be interested in joining, contact Katherin at 647-298-5331.

Go Fund Me – Peterborough Gleans

The Gleaning project is looking for more funding through Go Fund Me.   If you’re able to help, please do so! This is a project that UFP supports both financially and with volunteers.

Peterborough’s Red Pashmina Campaign

Peterborough’s Red Pashmina Campaign is selling, along with it usual red pashminas, a limited number of lovely blue scarves/shawls which have been sewn by Aquela Mohaqqeq who is a member of the Afghan family which the Unitarian Fellowship has sponsored. Money raised from sales is donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan to support the education of women and girls in Afghanistan. If you would like to buy a scarf, the price is $25, please contact Melodie at 705-748-6251. Thank you.

Transition Town’s Greenzine

Here’s a link to the 4th Quarter 2018 Greenzine.

You Can Make It Art
Tuesdays, now through January, 9:30 to 11am

A community art-making project, sponsored by the Mount, and facilitated by Mary Lou Green (705.740.0078) and Brian Nichols. $5 per session or PWYC. Note that this has been extended through January. Drop in…no registration required. Supplies are included and everyone is welcome.

Women’s Drumming Circle
One Sunday of Each Month, 5pm

Our next drumming circle will be held Sunday February 3 at 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm. Located at Emmanuel West Church (formerly St. Andrew’s) at 441 Rubidge St. at Brock St.  Cost is $3 to the church and $5 to Julie Dutta, our facilitator.Should you require the use of a drum ($5 rental fee), please contact Julie at j.ditta@rogers.com no later than Friday to be sure she can bring a drum for you.Mark your calendar for March 3 for our next drumming circle!

Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future
March 7, 6 PM

John Smith, son of WWII veteran Harry Leslie Smith, will be speaking about his father’s work and legacy as the world’s oldest rebel and how he plans to continue since his recent passing in a Belleville hospital. Revered by activists internationally, Harry’s work on the global refugee crisis, public healthcare and against the rising tide of dog-whistle politics and capitalist populism is a searing reminder that we cannot let his past become our future.
Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. North, Light refreshments served.