Events under 'Social Justice'
Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Amnesty International

Amnesty letter signing during coffee hour asks the Government of Syria to release a prisoner of conscience and calls on the Canadian Government to respond to refugees from Syria and process their applications fairly and rapidly.
Sunday, May 24, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Amnesty International Letter Signing

During coffee hour we will ask Members of Parliament to give First Nations children the same level of services as other Canadian children. This action is a partnership between Amnesty International and the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Federal Election Discussion

The results of the October 19 federal election will radically impact democratic participation, environmental sustainability and economic justice, issues of deep concern to all of us. Join with Unitarians and others in Workman Hall as we plan non-partisan action to encourage informed participation in the election. A free event organized by members of Toronto's Unitarian congregations. All are welcome.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty Letter Signing

During coffee hour Amnesty letter signing will urge Mexico to investigate the torture of Yecenia Armenta Graciano and urge her immediate release. More info.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Unitarian Commons: Options for Homes

Unitarian Commons is collaborating with Options for Homes to build affordable, barrier-free cohousing. How does the unique Options for Homes second mortgage enable lower income people to own a home? What happens to the fund resulting when these second mortgages are ultimately repaid? Come to Shaw Hall and have all your questions answered by Heather Tremain, CEO of Options for Homes.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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All Candidates Meeting

All are welcome to participate in a unique All Candidates Meeting sponsored by our Green Sanctuary Group, in Sunderland Hall, focusing on The Intersection of Climate and Democracy. Asking the question "Can we save our environment and our democracy together?", our purpose will be to share perspectives and try to find solutions that everyone can support, in a serious effort to avoid being locked into partisan positions as we discuss common concerns and seek paths forward. The format will be an adaptation of "Scrupling", a tradition of Quakers who when faced with difficult issues such as human rights, war, and slavery, sat with neighbours to listen, share, and search for ways to respond in accordance with their own scruples and principles. We will begin with a thoughtful silence, and there will be silence between speakers.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour Amnesty letter signing will urge Prime Minister Elect, Justin Trudeau to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples with respect to the Site C dam in British Columbia. We will also write to the Attorney General of Paraguay urging him to protect the territories legally owned by the Ayoreo Totobiegosode Indigenous peoples.
Sunday, October 25, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

A Participatory Workshop sponsored by our Aboriginal Awareness Group (AAG). Shawn will be introducing and providing the wrap up at the end of the Workshop, in which breakout groups will explore six themes relating to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s work on aboriginal issues in Canada: A. What is ‘Reconciliation’ B. What is the TRC? C. “White privilege” D. The AAG @ First Unitarian E. Reconciliation in the Arts F. Settler Issues Themes A, B, C, E, & F above are linked to documents containing a theme summary, Q & A's related to that theme, and suggested readings for that theme. Attendance in Shaw Hall is free, with lunch available for $8.50.
Sunday, November 15, 2015 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour Amnesty letter signing will urge: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow through on his election promise regarding missing and murdered Indigenous Women. Minister John McCallum to promptly put in action a plan to bring Refugees to Canada. The Prime Minister of Greece, to ensure that refugees receive proper care while in Greece. Those who have TWITTER Accounts to join the campaign to urge Shell to clean up oil pollution in the Niger Delta.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Eco-Social Justice Film

DEEP GREEN: Solutions to Global Warming NOW Presented by the Eco-Social Justice Committee, this documentary offers practical solutions & insights from dozens of prominent thinkers & green energy pioneers from around the world. It's high time to de-carbonize energy and restore the balance of nature "of which we are a part". In Shaw Hall (with popcorn provided).
Sunday, November 22, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Today we celebrate Human Rights during and after the worship service with a special collection for Amnesty International, followed by letter and petition signing and Amnesty merchandise sales during Coffee Hour, and then the In/visible Scars Stop Torture art reception at 12:30 PM.
Sunday, December 06, 2015 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Amnesty International

Please join us for our holiday potluck and greeting card action. For more infomation contact Ted Wood by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6 = 'TedWood' + '@'; addyd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6 = addyd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6 + 'FirstUnitarianToronto' + '.' + 'org?subject=TorontoFirst:%20Amnesty Pot Luck and Auction'; var addy_textd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6 = 'email';document.getElementById('cloakd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6').innerHTML += ''+addy_textd3c6dedc6ef5e66b28bec309a94175d6+''; . Thanks to everyone who participated in Amnesty Sunday. We raised over $2,000 for Amnesty International, sent 90 letters and received 90 petition signatures. The In/visible Scars photo exhibit continues throughout December.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Documentary on Audism

You've heard of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism... How about audism? Audism is discrimination based on the ability or inability to hear. This powerful documentary uses real life experiences from Deaf people of varied social, racial, and educational backgrounds. Join us in Shaw Hall to learn more. Check out the Friends of New Visions Toronto page on our website.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

Aboriginal awareness volunteers gather to plan events and educational materials for the benefit of the church and the wider community. Participants bring their knowledge, ignorance, and teachings to converge into something interesting to share through working by consensus on projects. In the Board Room.
Monday, January 11, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty Letter Signing

During coffee hour Amnesty letter signing will ask the United Arab Emirates to investigate torture allegations and free prisoners of conscience. We will also urge BC Premier Clark and PM Trudeau to uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples with respect to the Site C dam in British Columbia.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Eco-Social Justice Movie

The Eco-Social Justice Committee presents Deep Green: Solutions to Global Warming Now, a 9 country “tour de force” uncovering green energy technologies for a carbon-free future. In Shaw Hall. Popcorn provided.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

Aboriginal awareness volunteers gather to plan events and educational materials for the benefit of the church and the wider community. Participants bring their knowledge, ignorance, and teachings to converge into something interesting to share through working by consensus on projects. In the Library.
Monday, January 25, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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COMER AGM

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of COMER (Committee on Monetary & Economic Reform) and attend its AGM. All members and friends of Toronto First are welcome to attend. We will also have an update of the COMER lawsuit against the federal government to restore the Bank of Canada 's orginal purpose to benefit the Canadian people, including allowing interest free loans to municipal, provincial and federal governments for 'human capital' and/or infrastructure. In Workman Hall.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Amnesty International

During coffee hour Amnesty letter signing will ask the United Arab Emirates to ensure fair trials for Canadian Salim Alaradi and three other accused. We will also urge PM Trudeau to Have a Heart for First Nations children so they have a chance to grow up safely with the same benefits as other Canadian children.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

In 1967, John Doran was taken from his indigenous birth family's home in Shubenacadie Nova Scotia to an affluent adoptive Amish home in western Massachusetts. In Shaw Hall, he will lead an interactive discussion around his story of survival and recovery from this SIxties Scoop experience. For a modest contribution, food will be available at the beginning of the event. The discussion itself is free.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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