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The Meeting, Dinner and Movie were a great success!
Over 40 members attended the dinner. This is the original page with announcement.
CUSJ Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Monday, May 23rd 2016, 8:30 am to 12 noon Pacific Time.
(Registration & coffee 8:30 am)
Make your travel plans to include the CUSJ AGM on MONDAY morning!
with Guy Dauncey
Thinking Boldly About the Future
Another World is Possible
Proverbs 20:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
It is not enough to say, “No!”. Throughout existence, among all animals and humans, having a positive vision of a future outcome has been a precondition for success. The power of our vision needs to be twenty times stronger than the power of our fears.
We need to imagine a future world brimming with innovation and hope, where the climate crisis is being tackled, the solar revolution is underway, neighbourhoods are flourishing, and a new green economy is taking shape that is vibrant, socially just and ecologically sustainable.
With such a beautiful vision in place many new people will be attracted, strengthening our belief that we can do it: that we can indeed build a better world.
Guy Dauncey is an author and futurist who works to develop a positive vision of a sustainable future, and to translate that vision into action. He lives on Vancouver Island, in Canada.
Guy is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative, and the author or co-author of ten books, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming and most recently Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible. (Books will be on sale at the CUSJ Conference table and at the CUSJ AGM).
Guy is an Honorary Member of the Planning Institute of BC, a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
CUSJ AGM – Live Streamed on the Web
Live stream instructions: Attend AGM 2016 Online
For the fifth time CUSJ offers the opportunity for all our members across Canada to attend our meeting, hear our speakers and participate through the online chat. We want to honour those who don’t travel because of greenhouse gases or cost and yet want to be part of our meeting. Host a local meeting in your own chapter or congregation. Let’s join whole communities on line for a cross-country check-up and discussion.
CUSJ Dinner Saturday, May 21st,
6:00 pm. at Mahony’s Restaurant (their website) 5990 University Blvd (UBC Campus), near the bus loop, a 5 min walk from the Nest and Gage.
CUSJ Movie Night: May 21st
7:30 pm. at The Nest (New Student Union Building) Room 2314
A paean to breathtaking Haida Gwaii and the spirited people who populate it. The natural beauty of this culturally rich archipelago has served as a backdrop for tragedies such as outbreaks of smallpox and the exploitation of natural resources. And yet, the Haida Nation remains undaunted, drawing on 14,000 years of tradition in preparing for a showdown over the Northern Gateway pipeline and planning for a more sustainable future. “So much more than a profile of this remarkable place and the cast of characters who populate it, this film captures the heart and heartbreak of the clashes it has seen, primarily over logging (in an unforgettable interview, a former police officer, who is Haida, recalls having to arrest his auntie at a protest). And it hints at what’s to come in a showdown over Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. As one resident warns and promises: ’We are ready to fight, believe me.’”—Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail
CUSJ AGM Monday, May 23rd
Changed, NOW: in the Nest #2306!!
(was Mary Murrin 3 in Gage Towers)
- 8:30 am – Registration, Coffee, Meet & Greet
- 9:00 am – Chapter Conversations:
- With CRA focusing on activist organizations CUSJ is more important than ever. We don’t owe them a cent. What about CUSJ Chapters? Is there a role for chapters in our movement? We will discuss clarifying our chapter guidelines to make the relationship between CUSJ chapters and Congregational Social Responsibility Chapters more clear, and will discuss the relationship between CUSJ and the CUC and with Congregations which have charitable status.
- 10:00 am – AGM
- 11:00 am – Keynote Speaker: Guy Dauncey: Thinking Boldly About the Future: Another World is Possible — (link goes to slides) followed by questions and comments from the floor.
U-Tube Presentation (2 hours)
- 12:15 pm – Lunch (back at Mahony’s Restaurant/Pub) for those who wish to stay.