Seeking Justice Together is a virtual conference hosted by Citizens for Public Justice from May 17 to 20, 2021 exploring how we are called to seek justice together through intersectional, interpersonal, and interconnected approaches.

Through a variety of keynotes and workshops, participants will explore living examples of what it looks like to seek justice as people connected to one another and to the lands in which we live. We will consider how our identities, histories, systems, and geography shape our experiences of power and privilege, and how this informs the ways in which each of us are called to seek justice together. Speakers and facilitators will address issues of racism, Indigenous/settler reconciliation, 2SLGBTQQIA+ rights, disability rights, poverty in Canada, climate justice, and refugee rights.

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Keynotes and workshops will invite participants to consider how Christians, in particular, are called to seek justice alongside others. Participants will be invited to explore the role of theology, church history, and contemporary expressions of faith in our understanding and practice of justice. All participants are welcome, regardless of faith background.

"Coffee-break" discussion groups will allow participants to engage and connect with one another throughout the conference, creating space to chat, network, and process new learning and ideas. During registration, you can choose to meet new people each time you attend a coffee break, or to meet with the same group each time.

Schedule

Click here for full keynote and workshop descriptions!

Accessibility

This virtual conference is being hosted using Zoom. Dial-in options and closed captioning will be available for all keynotes and workshops. All Zoom links and dial-in information for keynotes, workshops, and “coffee break” discussion groups will be emailed to participants the week prior to the conference.

Participants are invited to share any accommodations that would enable them to participate fully in this conference through the registration form. Please contact Natalie Appleyard if you have any questions.

Meet the Team!

Citizens for Public Justice would like to thank the following individuals for their invaluable contributions to this event as members of our Organizing Committee:

Jasmine Duckworth, Christian Horizons
Serisha Iyar, Leading in Colour
Michelle Nieviadomy, Edmonton Native Healing Centre
Monica Tang, Earthkeepers
Natalie Appleyard, CPJ Socio-Economic Policy Analyst
Karri Munn-Venn, CPJ Senior Policy Analyst
Brad Wassink, CPJ Communications Coordinator

We are also grateful for the contributions of the late Stephen Kaduuli, CPJ's former Refugee Rights Policy Analyst.

Sponsors

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the following sponsors:

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