Welcome to our new CUSJ-Québec Chapter!

CUSJ is pleased to announce that a new regional CUSJ chapter has been formed in Québec. The new chapter brings together social activists from the Eastern Townships (UU Estrie community;  Montréal (the Unitarian Church of Montreal); and the West Island (Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation).

The CUSJ-Québec letter of intent, submitted to the Board, stated that the chapter wishes to work on:

  1. Environmental issues (fracking; Mont-Hereford hydro; l’anse-à-l’orme; Technoparc wetlands; Parc Jean-Drapeau)
  2. Poverty (Guaranteed annual income)
  3. Social inequity and discrimination (First Nations, Islamophobia)

The chapter had their first founding meeting on April 2 2017  at the Unitarian Church of Montréal.

CUSJ-Québec Founders, (back row, left to rt) Patricia Philip, Cym Gomery, Christina Duvander, Carol Speirs (observer), Rachel Garber, John Mackley, (front) Adele Ernstrom, Sheila Laursen, Susan Czarnocki

CUSJ President Margaret Rao wrote to welcome the new chapter:

It is with great delight that I welcome you into the national CUSJ network fold! Thank you for your hard work in making this provincial Chapter a reality. The Board’s approval was unanimous last evening. With all the troubles and tragedies happening in our world, we know that working together for love and justice will make the critical difference. 
We look forward to hearing of your future joint social and environmental actions in la belle province. There is much solidarity work to be done but together we will build the world we wish to see, beginning in our home towns, cities, provinces and territories. 

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