Are you passionate about eco-social justice issues? Are you looking for a chance to apply your UU principles to the pressing issues of our times?
Then join CUSJ at our Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 12 at Don Heights Unitarian Congregation
http://donheights.ca/ 18 Wynford Drive, (1 bl. north of Eglinton & Don Mills Rd.)
LOVE AND JUSTICE – IN ACTION!
5 p.m. Buffet dinner/Ghazale Catering $10.00 (+ tip)
6 p.m. Business Meeting: livestreamed coast to coast
7:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Tim McSorley, National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) Theme: OUR RIGHTS! OUR FREEDOMS! OUR NATIONAL SECURITY?
8:45 p.m. Closing
Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Toronto First Unitarian Congregation 175 St. Clair Avenue West (at Avenue Road)
Eco-Social Justice Film “REVOLUTION: Save the Humans” by the late Rob Stewart, whose life tragically came to an end while filming his latest documentary ‘Shark Extinction’ http://therevolutionmovie.com/
Donations gratefully accepted for Rob’s favourite foundation, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a pizza party and friendly conversation.
When you join CUSJ know that you are joining a global movement for social, environmental and economic change – a seachange – from the ground up! This is what democracy looks like – using our individual and collective power for the benefit of all, on this one and only precious earth we share. We do this singly and together, one day and one step at a time.
Accordingly, I take heart in those brave souls who have gone before us and those who stand with us now. Determined men and women such as Clarissa Pinkola Estes who confirm, “WE WERE MADE FOR THESE TIMES – What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace … We cannot know which acts, or by whom, will lead toward an enduring good.
One thing I am sure of – in these critical times we need critical thinkers and compassionate doers, people just like you and me. It’s your move! It’s our movement!
Standing on the Side of Love and Justice!!
President, Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice
To register for CUSJ’s May AGM and to sign up for the Friday dinner buffet go to our website http://cusj.org/annual-general
To order t-shirts and a CUSJ banner please contact Margaret Rao – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, contact me if you are looking for home hospitality for the May 12- 14 weekend.
Tim McSorley is the National Coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group and formerly the Co-ordinator of the Voices-Voix Coalition, defending the right to free expression and dissent in Canada.The ICLMG is a coalition of Canadian civil society organizations established following the September, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States. In light of the so-called “war on terror”, the ICLMG’s mandate is to defend the civil liberties and human rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ICLMG members, including CUSJ, come together to share their concerns about national and international anti-terrorism legislation, and work together to ensure our collective rights and freedoms are upheld in the face of growing national security measures.