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Black Lives Matter – A Canadian Perspective

Featured Events: Black Lives Matter Roundtable: A Canadian UU Perspective Thursday, June 25 5:00 PM  Join a panel of Canadian UUs, including representatives of our Dismantling Racism study group, and facilitated by CUC staff, for an enlightening discussion about systemic racism in Canada. Together we will consider how we can respond individually and as a community of faith, …

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Canadian Unitarian Council Releases Statement On Police Violence Against Indigenous People

Photo Credit BriarPatch Magazine In 2020, more Indigenous people have died as a direct result of their interactions with Canadian police forces. Most recently the deaths of Chantal Moore and Rodney Levi in New Brunswick, and Eisha Hudson, Jason Collins, and Stewart Kevin Andrews in Winnipeg have illustrated the tragic results of the systemic oppressions …

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Learn Cree Online – Free Course

As part of its ongoing efforts at Reconciliation, Westwood encourages its members and friends to acquire some Cree Language. Cree is the most common language spoken in our Trey 6 lands. The Edmonton Public Library and the Canadian Native Friendship Centre are offering free online Nehiyawewin/Cree Language classes each Monday until June. “Whether you want …

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Truth Before Reconciliation: How the Seven Sacred Teachings Create a Path to Better Relations

Miranda Jimmy This Sunday: Westwood Online In the five years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented its final report to Canadians, there have been steps towards reconciliation and stumbles backwards. Before reconciliation will be possible, we still need to understand and navigate the truth about our past and understand how it influences the present. …

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Social Justice Movie Night – Fish Out of Water

Mar 13, 2020- (World religions) – Fish Out of Water (NFB) 2009 1h This documentary uses humour and original animation to make a traditionally complex and controversial topic accessible to those who don’t like talking about religion and sexuality. Fish out of Water delivers a voice to the oppressed and informs the misled. Most importantly, Fish out of …

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Social Justice Movie Night – Flow: For Love of Water

All are welcome on Friday FEb. 13 at 7:00 PM Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary examines the conflict of the global water crisis. Most of us turn on the tap, and expect it to flow: water. But in our changing world, water has become one of the hottest commodities, an international business to the tune of …

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Social Justice Movie Night, Dec. 13

Dec 13, 2019 –  7:00 PM DOUBLE FEATURE!!   Invasion and Qallunaat! In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigneous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint, and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against indigenous people.  Qallunaat! Why White people are funny …

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2019 Comfort Tree Appeal

“Westwood Comfort Tree” Gathering Goods to Comfort our Neighbours During the Darkest Nights of the Year! Bring Donations for “The Neighbour Center” ~ On any of these 4 Sundays Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, & Dec. 15 And we will use them to decorate the Westwood “COMFORT TREE” Neighbour Center Winter Wish List:  NEW/ …

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2019 Write for Rights

What can one person do? Add your voice! Every year around International Human Rights Day on December 10th, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter or an e-mail on behalf of someone they’ve never met.  This year, all 10 global cases will focus on young people under the age of 25 who …

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Benefit Concert: Making (a) Room for Everyone

Mark your calendar for Friday  November 22, 2019: benefit concert with the fabulous Celtic band  Celtara! Doors open at 6:30; music starts at 7:00.  All funds raised will be donated to the Accessible Washroom project, see below. Tickets: Click here It’s Done! The New Accessible Washroom Now Available The Westwood Board of Trustees is delighted …

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