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Renewing Democracy through Social Justice: Adding New Voices

August 19-21 Charlottetown, PE: I attended this conference that offered sections on Gender, Diversity and Community Leadership and Democracy and Social Justice. It was inspirational to hear from dedicated people, especially young people, their ideas and their hope – and to learn of the projects currently established - for better ways. Men and women from professional service occupations, and volunteers, are seeking ways to bring about justice, fairness, equity (not the same as equality); to teach people about institutional power, collective power and social power and how to use these; and to develop more bridge-building and open communication in our efforts to bring about change in the world.

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More Ways to Be Part of the Biggest Climate Action Ever to Take Place!

More Ways to Be Part of the Biggest Climate Action Ever to Take Place!

  • Watch this one hour video to learn more about the march "behind the scenes:" http://watchdisruption.com
  • Write to Prime Minister Harper and ask him to accept the invitation of the UN Secretary General to attend the Leaders' Summit on Climate Change (see First Class for the letter JPIC wrote). President Obama and other world leaders are planning to be there but so far no word from Canada.

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An Ottawa Pilgrimage

From the three corners of our “universe” (Ottawa), three cars challenged traffic on the afternoon of Friday, September 5th. They were on their pilgrimage to Notre-Dame de Lourdes Grotto, a 104 year-old jewel secluded in a hidden precinct behind the “real world” in Notre-Dame de Lourdes Parish of the present-day sector of Vanier, an ancient francophone milieu formerly known as Eastview.

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