The CUSJ AGM is on May 21st at McMaster University in Hamilton ON, at the same location and on the same weekend as the CUC National Conference and AGM, which runs from May 18 to 20th. Many of us will attend that as well. Hope to see you in Hamilton!
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Friday, May 18th: CUC AGM
Saturday, May 19th: CUSJ dinner and movie
Note: Indicated times are Eastern Standard Time (EST); PST is three hours earlier.
- 6:00 pm CUSJ catered buffet dinner: Entrée, tea or coffee and dessert included. Cost is $30, cash or cheque at the door. Location: The Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL 1009).
- 7:30 pm CUSJ Movie Night, following the dinner
- 9:00 pm Q&A through videoconference with the filmmaker, Julia Barnes
Sunday, May 20: Afternoon workshop
- 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm (90 minutes total)
JOIN THE PEACE TRAIN:
AN INTERGENERATIONAL JOURNEY OF LOVE AND JUSTICE
Do we resolve our conflicts at home, at school, at work, or around the world with violence, or do we choose peace? Janis Alton and Melissa Weale, Unitarian members of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace will introduce us to VOW. The Peace Train workshop is intergenerational, because peace makers can be any age!
We will talk about what actions we can take in our own lives to cultivate peace.
- What can we do as individuals to create more peace in the world?
- How can we involve more women and youth in peacemaking?
There are many paths to peace, including the arts. Margaret Rao, President of CUSJ, will lead us in a circle dance to an anti-war song for the ages, ‘Peace Train’.
What are you waiting for? All Aboard the Peace Train!
Monday, May 21: CUSJ AGM
- 8:30 am – Registration, Coffee, Meet & Greet
- 9:00 am – Chapter and regional group conversations:
- What are your local priorities? What are you working on?
- What are we doing at the national level that you value? (newsletter, website, direct lobbying, letter-writing, networking with partners, Climate Action Network Canada, public demonstrations)
- Your level of involvement with climate issues; First Nations issues; democracy issues; poverty issues
- 10:00 am – Business meeting (livestreaming begins)
- 11:00 am – Keynote Speech: Peggy Mason
- 12:30 pm – Lunch on campus for those who wish to stay.