Friends on the Move

CFSC staff Nancy Russell facilitated a presentation for Hamilton Monthly Meeting on lived experience in prison during COVID-19 and alternatives to punitive approaches. The session featured guest speakers.

Northern Spirit Radio, based out of Wisconsin, hosted CFSC staff Matthew Legge for a wide-ranging conversation on spreading peace. Matt also presented at Atlantic Friends Gathering, to a first year university class in South Carolina, and continued to blog for Psychology Today, sharing research and practical information from experts on peace and conflict issues.

CFSC participated this year in virtual sessions of the UN where we supported a joint statement with the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and hosted a side event on Achieving Legislation to Implement the UN Declaration.

Jennifer Preston moderated a discussion between the commissioners of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission about the importance of Bill C-15 for reconciliation.

Jennifer and associate member Paul Joffe presented to Directors at the Cree Nation Government and to staff at the Assembly of First Nations. Jennifer also presented to Friends at Western Half Yearly Meeting on the subject of reparations.