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Media, Racism, and Censorship with Christine Genier

Media, Racism, and Censorship with Christine Genier by Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) People have been asking what systemic racism looks like within UUism, how we become aware of it, and how we begin to make substantive changes.  In June of 2020, Christine made national headlines when she quit her job as host of CBC Yukon Morning, …

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CUC’s Proposed 8th Principle Forums

Westwoodians,  below is an important and TIME-SENSITIVE message from our CUC Executive Director: We would like to share some information prior to the upcoming Dismantling Racism and 8th Principle forums, and ask that you read this through and access the videos below BEFORE the first forum on September 19 (access it here). What are the …

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First Call for the CUC’s 60th Anniversary Recognition Weekend

The CUC was launched on May 14, 1961, when about 50 Unitarian Universalists from Halifax to Vancouver voted the Canadian Unitarian Council into being. Our journey to 2021 has been eventful, filled with significant milestones in human rights and social justice areas.  During this weekend, we commemorate and honour the work of those who have …

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CUC Forums on the Proposed 8th Principle

8th Principle Process: Following the last Roundtable on the 8th Principle (Saturday August 28, details in my last post), the CUC will hold a series of 4 forums to bring congregations together in respectful conversation. The forums are cumulative and each one will build on the one before it, and participants can attend these as a series …

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CUC Events Highlighting the Proposed 8th Principle

These are two upcoming (August) opportunities to participate in conversations about the 8th Principle/our commitment to dismantling racism: Leaders RoundtableSaturday, August 28   10:00 am MT    Join Vyda Ng and CUC Board members in reflection about accountably dismantling racism and being radically inclusive, one of our 5 Aspirations. These specific roundtables on this topic will run on the …

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Youth and Young Adult Forum on the 8th Principle

Youth and Young Adults Forum on the 8th Principle Saturday, August 7, 12 pm MT |  (2 hrs)Young Unitarian Universalists in Canada ages 14-35 are invited to attend this forum to discuss the 8th Principle and the process for adopting it in Canada. We will respond to the discussion package (“The 8th Principle Process: Next …

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Canadian Unitarian for Social Justice (CUSJ) 2021 Annual General Meeting

Saturday, May 22, 11:00 am MT Featuring keynote speaker Seth Klein, adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University’s urban studies program and the former BC director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. More information is available at https://cuc.ca/events/cusj-2021-agm/1621688400/1621697400/ Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

Reverend Anne’s Confluence “Lecture” (hint: not just a lecture!)

One last reminder, Westwoodians, especially for anyone who wasn’t at the service this past Sunday (welcome back, Anne!):  The 2021 Confluence Lecture, A New Premise, will ask questions intended to gently interrupt us a little further, to imagine our collective future in a less familiar way. Anne Barker invites you to enter the experiment without …

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Canadian Unitarian Council Dismantling Racism Study Group Final Report

It’s the Canadian Unitarian Council’s 2021 AGM tomorrow, Saturday 8th! Carl and I will be there (on zoom) representing Westwood; you’re welcome to attend, too, if you’d like (see cuc.ca/events/agm-2021/1620478800/1620491400/). Meantime, this just in (and is part of the AGM package):  The Dismantling Racism Study Group has completed their report on the work they have …

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Would you like to join the CUC’s virtual choir?

Susanne Maziarz, Music Director for the CUC’s National Conference, is putting together a virtual choir for the Conference weekend (May 14-16). Add your voice! Please watch this video invitation and follow this link for detailed instructions. The deadline is May 1st.”__________________________________________________Vyda NgExecutive DirectorCanadian Unitarian Council | Conseil unitarien du Canada Registration for the CUC’s National Conference, May 14-16, is open! All details for this …

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