None of us have gone anywhere during the pandemic, but we’ve covered great virtual distances in our witness for justice and peace.
Jennifer Preston presented on Indigenous peoples’ human rights to Global Affairs Canada in a briefing session for officials going on international placements. She presented to graduate students at New York University on how civil society can work effectively at the UN, using our work on the Declaration as an example. CFSC hosted a meeting between many national church representatives and Minister of Justice David Lametti to discuss Bill C-15. Jennifer and associate member Paul Joffe also presented to staff at Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada on the UN Declaration.
Matt Legge joined CBC radio in Cape Breton for a 20 minute segment that repeatedly recommended that listeners read CFSC’s award-winning book Are We Done Fighting? Matt also presented to Coldstream Meeting and spoke to a first year class at Furman College in South Carolina that is reading the book.
Nancy Russell presented on CFSC’s The Only Way Forward project to Coldstream Monthly Meeting, represented CFSC at a meeting with Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault, and attended a meeting about Structured Intervention Units (the new name given to solitary confinement) with Anne Kelly, the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada.