Events under 'Social Justice'
Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Date

Central America Sunday

Piñata

Join us for a celebration of twenty-two years of helping hard working families in Central America help themselves. There will be decorations, food, handicrafts, piñatas for the children, and a special collection – the proceeds of which will create bursaries for youth and young adults from First who volunteer to build schools in Honduras this winter. Please be generous with your support.

Join in the spirit of the day – wear something colourful!

Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group Film

Bee Nation follows the inspirational stories of Indigenous youth living on reserves in Saskatchewan as they participate in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. We follow and cheer on three winners to Toronto for the National Spelling Bee.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Reconciliation Working Group

All are welcomed to this open meeting in the Boardroom, where we will meet in a circle, check in with each other, share experiences on First Peoples life, and plan congregational activities.

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Edafe Okporo: BED 26

The Canadian Unitarian Council presents Edafe Okporo, a compelling storyteller, writer, and human rights activist. A Nigerian refugee who now lives in New York. Okporo’s book, BED 26: A Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in United States, narrates the experiences of Nigerian and West African gay, bisexual men and the reason they are forced to flee from their home country. It is based on a true-life story, and also explores the experiences of immigrants in an immigration detention centre, and the gap between the perceived American dream and its reality of racism, discrimination and phobia for people of color in America.

The event will take place at 192 Spadina Avenue.

Sign up to attend and to reserve a copy of Bed 26.

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

In Workman Hall after the Sunday morning service we be writing to urge the Government of Colombia to take immediate steps to overcome the structural causes behind threats and attacks faced by human rights defenders in their work in defence of human rights guarantees for Wayuu Indigenous People in La Guajira.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Feed it Forward - Soup Luncheon & Talk

Enjoy soups of the season and a great talk by Jagger Gordon, a pioneer of food rescuing. His organization, Feed it Forward now rescues food from Ontario grocery stores, farmers , growers, bakeries, distributors and restaurants daily. This year he opened a pay what you can grocery store on Dundas West and Runnymede called Feed it Forward.This is only one of his many projects to reduce food wastage in Toronto.

Come enjoy soup + bread and learn more about this food visionary, after the Sunday morning service in Workman Hall.

Sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Group.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour we will write to Mexico calling for the protection of Indigenous human rights defenders in the Coloradas de la Virgen community and investigation of the killing of Julián Carrillo.

Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

We will celebrate International Human Rights Day and participate in Amnesty’s Write for Rights focusing on Women human rights defenders who are under threat. There will be a special collection for Amnesty Canada followed by letter signing during coffee hour and sale of Amnesty merchandise.

Sunday, December 09, 2018 10:30 pm - Monday, December 10, 2018 12:30 am
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Amnesty International Potluck

Anmesty Group 142 will holds its seasonal potluck in Shaw Hall.

We will send greeting cards to women human rights defenders and will share refreshments.

All are welcome.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour we will sign letters to the Russian Federation asking that all necessary steps be taken to ensure the safety of those who may be at risk in Chechnya because of their real or perceived sexual orientation.

Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

In Workman Hall during coffee hour we will ask Senators to pass Bill C-262 which provides a clear, collaborative framework for the federal government to make good on its promise to fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour in Workman Hall we will sign letters to the Ontario Minister of Health calling for an end to the sterilization of Indigenous women in Ontario without their free, full, and informed consent. We will also sign a petition calling on Mexico to protect Indigenous land and environmental defenders.

Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Eco-Social Justice Committee

A U.U. Initiated Faith-Based Response to the Climate Emergency

Meeting in Shaw Hall to discuss next steps for joint non-violent faith-based action to further climate justice.

Please come if you can.

Lyn Adamson, Michael Polanyi & Margaret Rao

Monday, April 08, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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CUSJ 2019 AGM

Are you passionate about acting on climate change and social justice? Are you looking for opportunities to apply your U.U. principles to the most pressing issues of our times?

Then be sure to attend the CUSJ Annual General Meeting on Sunday, May 12th in Shaw Hall, or join us online via Zoom.

12:30 pm REGISTRATION

1:00 pm LUNCH CONVERSATION

2:00 pm AGM

3:00 pm KEYNOTE SPEECH

Eco-feminist artist and author Joyce Nelson on will be speaking on “Damming the Future? SNC-Lavalin & Water Export”.

Joyce's latest books Beyond Banksters and Bypassing Dystopia will be on sale for $20.00 cash. We are also selling retired JUSTnews editor Philip Symon’s new book Surviving Civilization’s Collapse: With Hope, Love, and a Little Humour for $15.00, partial proceeds of which go to support CUSJ.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Dring coffee hour we will sign letters to various levels of government in Canada as part of Amnesty Canada’s campaign defending water and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. We will also sign petitions protecting Indigenous Peoples and environmental defenders in Colombia and Honduras.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Green New Deal Town Hall

Part of a network of such meetings happening across the country this month, already over 250 people from the wider community have registered to attend our event.

If you would like to join us or learn more, please visit act.greennewdealcanada.ca/town-halls/toronto8/.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Traditional Pow Wow

First is a community co-sponsor of the Traditional Pow Wow at Fort York with NaMeRes on Saturday June 22nd from noon to sundown. On the preceding Saturday there is a free Indigenous art show too.

This is the fifth year that First is a community co-sponsor to this family friendly event (pets are not allowed, nor is running across the central ceremonial dance space). There is a huge elder tent for bad weather & infants too. The many craft and food vendors are a delight, besides all the dancing. The entire event has a nice spiritual feel to it.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour in Workman Hall we will sign letters requesting the Canadian government to act on the "Calls for Justice" in the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International

In Workman Hall during coffee hour we will be signing letters to federal election candidates asking them to support a framework for implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.M/p>

Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Climate Action Week Banner Making

Join the Green Team in Workman Hall after the service to make signs and banners mass strike Friday Sept 27.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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