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Celebrating Canadian Lutheran World Relief

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CLWR Warehouse

549 King Edward Street

Winnipeg, MB R3H 0N9

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Join us as we celebrate Canadian Lutheran World Relief

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Join our Board of Directors and fellow supporters of Canadian Lutheran World Relief on September 22 as we gather for our inaugural Annual Meeting!

Together, let’s celebrate the impact CLWR is having around the world, and look ahead at how we can continue responding to disaster, conflict and injustice — especially in light of the global refugee crisis.

Special guest Dr. Mary Jo Leddy, author and founder of Romero House Community for Refugees will join us to discuss what churches are called to do in light of the growing anti-refugee and anti-immigration toxic narrative.

The event will also feature delicious Chaeban Ice Cream from Joseph Chaeban and Zainab Ali, a Winnipeg couple with several family members who have been sponsored through the South Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative.

Can't make it to the event? Visit clwr.org to join via live stream!

About Mary Jo Leddy:

Dr. Mary Jo Leddy is an author, speaker, theologian and social activist. She's well-known for her work with refugees at Toronto's Romero House, and her commitment to solving social issues, including inequality and environmental degradation. She is the founding editor of Catholic New Times, an independent national Catholic newspaper, and a columnist for the Toronto Star. She is also active in several human rights and peace groups and has travelled extensively for human rights, peace and religious concerns.

Mary Jo has published several books, including her most recent, Why Are We Here?: A Meditation on Canada, which examines Canada's past and present in relation to national identity and how people within Canadian borders have been treated over the years.

Agenda:

1:30 p.m. — Doors Open: Coffee is served

2:00 p.m. — Welcome: Carla Blakley, Director of Community and Donor Relations

2:10 p.m. — Opening Remarks: Karin Achtelstetter, Executive Director

2:20 p.m. — Board Highlights: Cheryl Bauer Hyde, President

2:40 p.m. — Special Recognition: Carla Blakley, Director of Community and Donor Relations

2:45 p.m. — Keynote Speech: Mary Jo Leddy

3:15 p.m. — Our Response to Refugees: Karin Achtelstetter, Executive Director

3:25 p.m. — Chaeban Ice Cream

4:00 p.m. — Farewell

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