Events under 'Social Justice'
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Event Name

Date

Amnesty International

Amnesty International supports every person’s right to live with dignity.

The focus of Amnesty International Group 142 is the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm, with letter and petition signing on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, January 27, 2013 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Every 4 Weeks until March 03, 2013

Occupy Hartley Bay

Why Should We Care about Hartley Bay and the pipeline & tankers? The people of Hartley Bay BC ask us to tell their story far and wide.

Our Occupy First Unitarian group invites you to join us in Workman Hall as Doug Buck and Kate Chung bring a message from Hartley Bay, and via video the Gitga'at people send us their call for action.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Soup in Workman Hall

During coffee hour the Green team will be offering hot soup made from local ingredients, complete with bread and delicious toppings.

This is part of the ongoing celebration of the victory to stop the quarry but also to remind you of the ongoing work of NDACT (North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce.) Information updates will be available.

We would appreciate a food donation of $5.00 to cover costs of food.

Sunday, February 03, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Children's Gift Swap

Exchange gently used clothes, toys, and other equipment for children- during coffee hour in Workman.

See Kate Chung for more details.

Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty International supports every person’s right to live with dignity.

The focus of Amnesty International Group 142 is the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm, with letter and petition signing on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Social Justice Sunday

This Social Justice Sunday will be an opportunity for members and friends of the congregation to learn how we live out our UU principles through our support for social justice. Please join us as we celebrate the social justice work of our congregation.

During coffee hour, each of our social justice groups will have a display of their activities and group members will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Our Social Justice Committee invites members and friends of the congregation to join us as we highlight the activities of the congregation’s social justice projects and programmes.

For more information contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Amnesty International

Amnesty International supports every person’s right to live with dignity.

The focus of Amnesty International Group 142 is the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm, with letter and petition signing on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Every 4 Weeks until March 03, 2013

Why Are More Consumers Choosing To Support Organics?

After the Sunday service come to Shaw Hall to hear these speakers tell you why eating local certified organic food is important, what are the best tips on starting and maintaining an organic garden, and have your questions answered:

  • Jodi Koberinski, Executive Director of Organic Council of Ontario
  • Sarah Dobec, Public Relations and Education Outreach Coordinator from the Big Carrot
  • Tanmayo Krupanszky, Toronto Chapter Canadian Organic Growers
  • Peter Finch, Local Certified Organic Farmer and owner of Rolling Hills Organics.

New certified organic seeds will be for sale.

Homemade 100% organic raw Vegan Pizza and 100% organic raw Vegan chocolate will be served to the first 50 people who have emailed a RSVP. Suggested donation: $5.00 or pay what you can to cover the food costs. Please RSVP below if you are sure that you can attend because we only have enough pizza and chocolate for 50 people. Please indicate how many people will be attending.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Amnesty International

Amnesty International supports every person’s right to live with dignity.

The focus of Amnesty International Group 142 is the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm, with letter and petition signing on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Social Justice Film Series

Shift Change

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks, big business, and growing inequity, employee ownership offers real solutions for workers and communities, Shift Change visits the 50 year old network of co-operative businesses in Mondragon, Spain, and thriving examples of other co-op businesses across America.

This film shares on-the-ground experiences from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy. Co-operatives are putting people and democracy back to work, from bakeries to solar energy, manufacturing and engineering. Learn more about how the co-op movement is changing the world by strengthening local communities.

In Shaw Hall after the Sunday service.

Suggested film donation $5.00. Refreshments included.

Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Aboriginal Peoples and Right Relations

Our Shared History, Our Treaties, Our Future Together

Round Table with Guest Speaker Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux.

Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux is the newly appointed Vice Provost (Aboriginal Initiatives) at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, and the former Nexen Chair in Aboriginal Leadership. She is interested in environmental and humanitarian causes. Her research and writing is directed towards understanding Historic and Intergenerational Trauma primarily within the Aboriginal community.

Shaw Hall (traditional lunch at cost will be available)

Sunday, April 07, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 focuses on the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad. We continue our work to end centuries of racism and dispossession that have denied Indigenous peoples the opportunity to enjoy such basic human rights as the right of self-determination, the right to cultural identity, and rights to life and health.

Letter writing will take place at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and during coffee hour on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Amnesty International

Amnesty Group 142 focuses on the human rights of Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad. We continue our work to end centuries of racism and dispossession that have denied Indigenous peoples the opportunity to enjoy such basic human rights as the right of self-determination, the right to cultural identity, and rights to life and health.

Letter writing will take place at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and during coffee hour on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Ted Wood via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Eco/Social Justice Film

Calgary based journalist, Andrew Nikiforuk, author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent" presents the back story and the future fate of oil-addicted 'Petro-States'.

You are invited to discuss what is really going on with the Alberta Tar Sands pipeline projects.

Guest speaker, Sabrina Bowman from Environmental Defence will be on hand to answer your questions.

In Shaw Hall.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice

Mahmoud Jaballah

Mr. Jaballah is an Egyptian refugee, a school teacher, who was arrested in 1998. Since that time he has been detained, subject to a Security Certificate, on claims that he has ties to terrorists. In 2007 he was released from prison, but is still under a harsh form of house arrest. His wife and children, accepted as refugees, and now Canadian citizens, have become his jailers.

In the Spirit Play Room. A light lunch will be served.

For more information click here.

Sunday, May 05, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Social Justice Sunday Film Series

“Climate Refugees,” by award-winning documentarian Michael Nash, puts a human face on climate change.

This will be our final social justice film of the season.

In Shaw Hall. Refreshments will be provided.

Suggested donation for film maker: $5.00.

For more information contact Margaret Rao by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or at 416-658-0998.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Strategies for Social Change

In Shaw Hall Candian Unitarians for Social Justice (CUSJ) is pleased to present Gerry Dunn, facilitator for Stop Line 9 Toronto (versus Enbridge) to facilitate a workshop on "Social Change: What Is A Strategy, And Why Is It Important?" 

The overriding concern is climate change and how to stop the proverbial fossil fuel train (or pipeline as the case may be) from careening down the track of our lives.

Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Group 142 Letter and petition signing.

Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Every Month until May 22, 2014

Amnesty International

 Group 142

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Every Month until November 16, 2013

Climate Change Action Group

With the recent flooding in Toronto and examples of extreme weather in the news daily, it’s hard not to be worried about climate change. But there are solutions, and it’s up to all of us to get to work.

Please join us as the Green Team launches a Climate Change Action Group at First. We will meet in Sunderland Hall to:

  • Get a brief update on the climate change challenge and the solutions. 
  • Have a chance to talk about what barriers are standing in the way of your getting more involved, and what would help you.
  • Brainstorm ideas of what we can do as a group.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, or to make suggestions, please contact Judy Vellend by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, October 20, 2013 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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