Topic: Human Rights

ZOOM: Racism – a personal issue

Reverend Terre Balof, who serves as the Minister of the UU Fellowship of Clemson, South Carolina will speak about her efforts of building an interfaith anti anti-racism coalition in her area and how the efforts are touching both the personal and the community at large.

ZOOM: Care in the times of Corona

As GDP plummets, resource use exploitation and pollution declines, emissions fall and non-human life is able to re-inhabit spaces through diminished human activity, it might appear that environmentalists and degrowthers have cause to celebrate. Yet it is important to distinguish the current crisis from an … read more.

Write for Rights

Carol will mark International Women’s Day by speaking about the concept of rights, and consider rights-based conventions, especially for Indigenous people.

Rights is a complicated topic as is made clear by Mi’kmaq scholar Pam Palmater, who writes about “the right to vote,” and Gitxsan children’s rights activist Cindy Blackstock.  … read more.

Fahrenheit 451

Federico Sanchez is a Montréal journalist working in French-language media. His Lakeshore talk will touch on books, empathy and the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes.  

The presentation is inspired by the sci-fi novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, and … read more.

From Chef to Political Activist

Marlene Hale, also known as Maluh, her childhood nickname in Wet’suwet’en, the northern Athabaskan language of her people, was born in Smithers, British Columbia, at the foot of the Hudson Bay Mountains. She learned to cook at a young age, and as it developed into … read more.