Our speaker came to Canada as a refugee from East Africa in 2008. Her childhood was marked with loss of family members, constant upheavals, and the uncertainty of being an illegal immigrant in strange lands. Integration in Canada was marked with internal difficulties of immigrant life and in reconciling her vision of Canada as a humanitarian haven with the realities of the legacy of colonization in Saskatchewan.
The potluck starts at 6:00 pm. Bring a dish to share and your own plate and cutlery. Guest speaker starts at 7:00 pm.
This event is hosted by Wesley's Social Justice Committee.
Everyone is welcome! If you can't make it to the potluck, please feel free to come at 6:45 for the speaker.
There will be lots of food, so please come join us!
Freewill offering donations will be directed to Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG), a student-funded resource centre that is committed to social and environmental justice issues at the University of Regina. In partnership with other Saskatchewan organizations, RPIRG organizes a yearly activist leadership training camp for youth between the ages of 18-35 across the province. The Generating Momentum camp is focused on educating, training, and organizing around social and environmental justice issues such as globalization, food sovereignty, anti-oppression, citizenship, sexual health, organized labour, and Treaties. This camp fosters critical thinking, active citizenry, and positive allyship among passionate, young Saskatchewanians who go out to make meaningful changes in their communities.