Events under 'Social Justice'
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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UU-United Nations Office

Our beliefs are put into action on a global scale through our work at the United Nations via our UU UN Office, which has been representing us there (at the UN Church Center in New York, across the road from the great UN building), for half a century. This is how we work to achieve a liveable future for our children and all children. It is the most important legacy we can give them.
In order to further the support for our work in our own congregation, and to share our creative ideas about it, we shall meet in the Board Room of our church on Sunday December 18 at 12.15 pm. For any further information, to confirm your attendance and/or provide input in advance, please contact Eryl Court, UU-UN Envoy for our congregation: (416 368 3270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Sunday, December 18, 2011 12:15 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:30 pm
Every Month until June 21, 2012

Amnesty International Potluck

Greeting cards will be sent to prisoners and human rights defenders at our Holiday Potluck on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Contact Ted Wood (416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7:30 pm
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Amnesty Letter Writing

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing after the service.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, December 25, 2011 11:30 am
Every Month until June 25, 2012

Occupy Training

Facilitators from Occupy Toronto will share with us the protocols and ethics developed by the movement. Come and explore the prospect of making First Unitarian the base of a local assembly that can generate actions, events and support for Occupy Toronto.

Various Occupy actions are in the planning stages. Volunteers are welcome to join us at any time.

A new phase of the Occupy Toronto movement is building on the formative experience of the St. James Park encampment and its daily General Assemblies. There, people of diverse age and background came together in dialogue and to listen to one another with mutual respect. A set of protocols was developed in order to foster openness to all voices, create a non-hierarchical structure, and seek decision making by consensus. The goal now is to enable the movement to spread and to “Occupy the Neighbourhoods” through the formation of local assemblies that will meet in alternation with less frequent General Assemblies. The local assemblies will focus the concerns and creative energies of smaller local groups that share in the Occupy movement’s desire to work towards a more just and compassionate society.

Sunday, January 08, 2012 1:01 pm - 2:01 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:30 pm
Every Month until June 21, 2012

Amnesty Letter Writing

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing after the service.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:30 am
Every Month until June 25, 2012

CUSJ Film

Explore the international “Zeitgeist Movement” and its resource-based socio-economic model through film and discussion with a guest speaker from 'Zeitgeist Toronto' (tba) on Sunday, January 29 at 12:15 pm. In Shaw Hall. Light refreshments will be served. For information, contact Margaret Rao, Chair, CUSJ, Toronto First Chapter (416-658-0998).
Sunday, January 29, 2012 12:15 pm
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Scrupling Follow-up

Everyone who attended the Scrupling meeting on January 15 are urged to attend this meeting to discuss the issues raised and next steps to be taken.
Sunday, February 05, 2012 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:30 pm
Every Month until June 21, 2012

Learn Successful Use of Non-Violent Civil Disobedience Strategies

Sponsored by Occupy First Unitarian Congregation & Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice In the 1930’s, Gandhi led the people of India in a creative and effective strategy of refusing to cooperate with British rule. In the 1960’s, with discipline and training, black college students adapted Gandhi’s methods to desegregate Nashville lunch counters and stores. How can we, the 99%, apply their strategies to today’s struggle for equity? This event is one of a series. FREE
Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty Letter Writing

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing after the service.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:30 am
Every Month until June 25, 2012

Social Justice Showcase

Social Justice Showcase

 

Learn about the social justice activities that people at Toronto First are involved in - both within the congregation and in the community. You may find a new outlet for your social conscience! Tour the various information booths of groups from Toronto First groups like Amnesty, CUSJ, Green Team and others. Among those from outside are Toronto Pride, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Occupy Toronto, Raging Grannies, and many more.

 

Sunday, February 26 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

 

For more information please contact Beth Guthrie, at 416-961-5913, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Social Responsibility Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2012 7:00 pm
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Social Justice Committee

Monday, March 19, 2012 7:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:30 pm
Every Month until June 21, 2012

Amnesty Letter Writing

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing after the service.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, March 25, 2012 11:30 am
Every Month until June 25, 2012

Non-Violent Civil Disobedience or Non-Civil Obedience?

Occupy First Unitarian Congregation and Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice invite you to join us to learn about

 

Non-Violent Civil Disobedience or Non-Civil Obedience? What Strategies Work?

 

In 1985, a young South African named Mkhuseli Jack led a movement against the legalized discrimination known as apartheid.  Their nonviolent mass action, notably a devastating consumer boycott, awakened whites to black grievances and fatally weakened business support for apartheid.

 

In April 1940, German military forces invaded Denmark. Danish leaders adopted a strategy of “resistance disguised as collaboration” - undermining enemy objectives by negotiating, delaying, and obstructing Nazi demands.  Underground resistance organized sabotage and strikes, and rescued all but a handful of Denmark’s 7,000 Jews.

 

How can we, the 99%, apply their strategies to today’s struggle for equity?

 

Free - Everyone is welcome. (This event is the second of a series.)

Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7:30 pm
Every Month until June 21, 2012

Amnesty Letter Writing

Amnesty Group 142 continues our Demand Dignity campaign promoting every person’s basic right to live with dignity. We focus on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

All are welcome to join us for letter writing after the service.  Contact Ted Wood at 416-429-6351 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:30 am
Every Month until June 25, 2012

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