Posts by Elaine

POLICING BLACK LIVES State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present By Robyn Maynard

Join us for discussion  of this timely book.  We will be meeting at 2pm on November 8th & 22nd at the home of Gillie Trowbridge, 14 Cricket Place. Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers…

FactFulNess by Hans Rosling

Join us for discussion about this thought provoking book. We will be meeting at the home of Ed Adams, 1042 Oriole Drive Thursdays October 11th and 25th at 2 pm. Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends―what percentage of the…

A BOOK READING, by Edafe Okporo

Hello refugee sponsors, social justice folks & friends in and around Toronto, The CUC would like to invite you, and ask your help in publicizing, a book reading by Edafe Okporo on Friday, Oct 26, 2018. Edafe left Nigeria due to persecution, and is now living in New York. He is the Executive Director of RDJ…

WITH OR WITHOUT God – Gretta Vosper

The September meeting will be held at the home of Joan Higginson 86 Auburn Dr, On Thursday’s September 13th and 27th at 2pm for discussion of this book. All are welcome to join us. Invisioning a future in which the Christian church plays a viable and transformative role in shaping society, Gretta Vosper argues that…

1491 By Charles Mann

The UFP Book Club will be discussing this book at our April 12th and 26th meetings.  All are invited to join us at the home of Helen & Gord Drew, 1742 Ravenwood Drive, Unit 408, Peterborough, Ontario, K9K 2R6. In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding…

THE RIGHT TO BE COLD – Sheila Watt-Cloutier

We will be meeting to discuss this book on February 8 & 22,  at the home of Linda Palmason, 3022 Westridge Blvd., Peterborough. All are welcome to join us for our usual invigorating discussion While it was both enlightening and revealing to learn about her earlier life and intricate details of the forced assimilation imposed…