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

Event Name

Date

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 room 305.

Monday, March 07, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eco-Social Justice Group Film

The World's First Rooftop Farm by Montreal entrepreneur farmer Mohamed Hage.

Rooftop greenhouse farms are pesticide-free and use half the energy of conventional greenhouses. Be inspired by this urban farming success story, on the first day of spring, a time of transition and new beginnings.

In Shaw Hall. Bring a snack to share.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Amnesty Group 142

During coffee hour Amnesty letter signing will ask Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria to take immediate action to clean up the oil spills in the Niger Delta that are compromising the health and livelihood of the people in that region. We will also be urging Canadian Banks to ensure that they are not investing in companies that contribute to human rights abuses.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

Aboriginal awareness volunteers gather to plan events and educational materials for the benefit of the congregation 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, starting from 7 pm to 9.

Monday, April 04, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Letter signing during coffee hour focuses on Indigenous rights, human rights defenders, and Canadian mining, oil and gas companies.

And we will have tickets for Amnesty's 26th Annual Auction on Wednesday, May 18th: Human Rights, Beer, and Neat Stuff at Pizzeria Defina, 321 Roncesvalles Avenue.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

Aboriginal awareness volunteers gather to plan events and educational materials for the benefit of the congregation and the wider community. Participants bring their knowledge, ignorance, and teachings to converge into something interesting to share. Usually we work by consensus on projects.

In the Board Room.

Monday, May 02, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Letter signing during coffee hour focuses on a crackdown on artists in Iran. We call on Iranian authorities to quash the torture-tainted convictions of filmmaker Hossein Rajabian, his brother Mehdi Rajabian and Yousef Emadi, both musicians.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Save A Family from Syria

You are invited to an afternoon feast of Middle Eastern cuisine along with a special Syrian cultural performance.

While we often celebrate the closing of the year with a picnic in Eglinton Park, it wasn't in the cards for us to obtain the needed permit for our preferred date.

One of the things we most want to celebrate this year is the generosity and commitment of so many in our congregation and beyond who have helped to welcome five newcomer families from Syria. Whether you made direct or indirect contributions to the effort or held good thoughts in your heart for the well-being of our newcomers - you're invited to join the celebration.

Join us on in Sunderland Hall.

Please RSVP to Annette Wilde by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday, June 05, 2016 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Amnesty International

For letter signing during coffee hour we will be writing to Greece requesting that refugees not be deported to Turkey, writing to Premier Wynne calling for clean up at Grassy Narrows, and signing a petition calling on Canada to respond to refugees from Syria.

Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

Our habit of meeting on the first Monday of the month had to be changed for September 2016 because of Labour Day, so we will meet on the second Monday. We will be developing an agenda for planning and prioritizing our work groups.

Gilbert or Terry will chair this open meeting, in the Board Room.

Monday, September 12, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty Group 142

Amnesty Group 142 holds its first meeting of the fall on Wednesday, September 21 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the boardroom. We will organize our fall activities with Indigenous rights as our main focus. Our first letter signing is Central America Sunday, September 25. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty Letter Writing

Letter signing on Sunday, September 25 during coffee hour focuses on the protection of human rights defenders who provide legal representation on several cases involving attacks against territory, land and environmental rights defenders in Honduras.

Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

We will meet to continue to develop further planning and prioritizing our work groups.

Gilbert will open the meeting, in the Board Room.

As usual, our meeting is open to all.

Monday, October 03, 2016 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Amnesty International

Letter signing during coffee hour focuses on the protection of human rights defender and social justice leader Ruben Ortiz who is under constant threat related to his support of campesino communities in Argentina.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Food to Share, Food for Thought

A family-friendly food and film fest will take place in the library, brought to you by the Eco-Social Justice and Green Sanctuary Groups. We will be screening The Search for Sustainability, the first of a 12 part series on creating a sustainable future for all by filmmaker Nathan Crane, founder of the Panacea Community in New Mexico.

This Local Food Potluck and Film is presented as a joint effort by the Green Sanctuary Group and the Social Justice Committee.

Bring a dish or snack to share.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Amnesty International

Letter signing during coffee hour focuses on the protection of campesino human rights defenders in Honduras and calls on the Honduran government to investigate the murders of José Ángel Flores and Silmer Dionisio George.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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How to make our old age really radical!

The Eco-Social Justice Committee presents Janet Torge, a Montreal film producer, to speak about how people are forming radical plans to age in place.

In Shaw Hall.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Amnesty International

As our ministers support Indigenous rights in Standing Rock we will celebrate Amnesty Sunday with a special collection for Amnesty International followed by letter actions supporting Indigenous peoples in Canada and abroad.

There will be Amnesty merchandise sales during coffee hour and an art reception for Indigenous artists.

Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Aboriginal Awareness Group

Our monthly meeting, open to all, will be in the Library, where we will continue to develop our working groups, and worship at Standing Rock will be discussed.

Monday, December 12, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Social Justice Film

Angela Davis, African-American activist and academic, delivers the 2016 Steve Biko Memorial Lecture and ties together liberation struggles past and present in 'unfinished activisms'.

In the library

Sunday, December 18, 2016 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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