November 12, 2013

Judith Rempel Smucker l Ryan Meili l Developmental Disabilities l Karen Connelly, Rosanna Deerchild and Kristian Enright l On Being Human l Joe Clark l Joan Johannson

November 18, 7:00 pm in the Atrium

Judith Rempel Smucker's whimsical combinations of found materials, photos, provocative text and typographic semantics suggest that home can be found in surprising places, offering comfort to those who feel emotional distance from family and birthplace. 

November 18, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
A Healthy Society: How a Focus on Health can Revive Canadian Democracy

Dr. Ryan Meili argues that health delivery too often focuses on treatment of immediate causes and ignores conditions that lead to poor health.  Ryan is the founder of Upstream, an organization to equip and inspire citizens to demand a healthy society.

November 19, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
Practical Solutions for Developmental Disabilities, an interactive panel discussion. 
Panelists include Joyce Douglas, Janine Montgomery, Javier Virués-Ortega, CT Yu 
and Angela Cornick.  Please RSVP or call 204.474.6689.

November 19, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
An evening of poetry with Karen Connelly, Rosanna Deerchild and Kristian Enright

Karen Connelly’s first collection since The Border Surrounds Us offers a portrayal of her troubled family.  She is the author of nine books, the most recent being the memoir Burmese Lessons and the novel The Lizard Cage. She has won the Governor General’s Award. 

November 19, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Dr. Harry J. Huebner & Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali
On Being Human: Essays from the Fifth Shi‘i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue

Essays presented at the latest Shi’a Muslim Mennonite Christian dialogue on June 1-4, 2011 at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. Each dialogue focused on a specific topic and this was on what it means to be human. 

November 20, 7:00 pm in the Atrium
In Conversation with Joe Clark and signing How We Lead: Canada in a Century of Change

The unique combination of Canada’s success at home as a diverse society and its reputation internationally as a sympathetic and respected partner constitute national assets that are at least as valuable as its natural resources.  Assets have no value if Canadians don’t recognize or use them, or worse, if they waste them. 

Joe Clark was elected in 1979 as Canada’s sixteenth and youngest prime minister. During the Mulroney government, he served as minister of external affairs from 1984 to 1991, and as minister responsible for constitutional affairs from 1991 to 1993. He was elected again to the House of Commons in 2000. He now works as a political and business consultant in Ottawa.

November 20, 8:00 pm in Prairie Ink Restaurant
The God Who Loves Me: Discovering the Mystical God

Joan Johannson, MSW, is also the author of Discovering the Bright Warrior: Confessions of a Social Activist and Three Models of Child Welfare: Protection, Prevention and Empowerment. Seeking spiritual wisdom, she moves beyond the quest for social justice to the quest for God, discovering a God of unconditional love, and deep joy.

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