Freedom to Read Week

Date: Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:15 pm - 12:15 pm
Contact info: Bill Belfontaine 416-925-6458
Freedom to Read Week     Bill Belfontaine & Doug Buck
Sunday, February 20-27  The Social Justice Committee will be implementing a Freedom to Read Week in
February to encourage members and friends of First to support openly our democratic freedom--the
choice of what we read. Year 2011 is the 26th anniversary of the battle against banning, censorship,
government cover-up and secrecy at any level. On February 6: A special after-service presentation from
the Book and Periodical Council will occur and some "challenged books" will be displayed. Contact Bill
Belfontaine (416-925-6458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss

The Social Justice Committee will be implementing a Freedom to Read Week in February to encourage members and friends of First to support openly our democratic freedom -- the choice of what we read. Year 2011 is the 26th anniversary of the battle against banning, censorship, government cover-up and secrecy at any level. On February 6: A special after-service presentation from the Book and Periodical Council will occur and some "challenged books" will be displayed. Contact Bill Belfontaine (416-925-6458 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss.

February 20, 12:15 pm: Presentation by Doug Buck on The Shepherd’s Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter, a book about a young Palestinian girl, Amani, who wants to become a shepherd, following in her grandfather’s steps. As years pass, she learns about wolves, a veterinarian, and most seriously, encroaching Israeli settlements that eventually end the family’s farming life. 

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