Sacred Social Justice

Thoughts and musings from a writer, editor, photographer, activist, and musician in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I believe that faith and social action are intertwined in efforts to positively motivate change in the society around us. We need to be actively involved in our communities to try to effect this change locally and globally. I also love the local Arts scene. Warning: alternative perspectives and strong opinions ahead. Intimidated yet? Good - read on.

Recent Blog Posts

Reconciliation at Garneau United Church
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On September 17, 2017, I was invited to speak to Church in the World monthly session at Garneau United Church. This is a session over lunch following a Sunday morning service, dealing with some aspect of social justice. My topic was Reconciliation and what Edmonton United Churches are doing to ad...
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Journeys of Faith - Paths of Resistance: Reflection at Mill Woods United Church
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I am the Marketing/Social Media Coordinator for Mill Woods United Church. On September 3, I presented a reflection on my faith journey and the work I do for the church.Subtitle: Activism and Spirituality, or, “What’s a Nice Jewish Girl Doing In the United Church?” I was asked to make a presentati...
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Documenting Activism: A Practical Guide for Organizers
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Documenting Activism: A Practical Guide for Organizers
On August 22, 2017, I presented this workshop on Documenting Activism for the conference Ignite Change: Global Gathering for Human Rights, organized by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. The session was attended by people from Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto. Below is a video r...
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Talking About Reconciliation at Robertson-Wesley United Church
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On June 18, 2017, I was invited to speak to the Mission and Outreach Pod at Robertson Wesley United Church, a group that meets periodically after the service on Sundays. My topic was Reconciliation and what Edmonton United Churches are doing to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Ca...
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A Short Easter Reflection on Reconciliation
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Below is a meditation I wrote for an email list I manage concerning Reconciliation.I wanted to share something relating to Reconciliation and Easter that came to my attention this morning.A friend of mine admitted that she said some hurtful things to a friend of hers, and she was reflecting upon ...
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The Language of Resistance
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As one of the organizers of the Women's March on Washington - Edmonton Solidarity Event, I was invited to speak on "The Language of Resistance" at the Sociology Undergraduate Students' Association Speakers Series on March 5, 2017. Here is a video of my talk, as well as my notes. I've been an acti...
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Documenting Social Movements - John Humphrey Centre Peacebuilders Talk
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Documenting Social Movements - John Humphrey Centre Peacebuilders Talk
I was invited to address the Peacebuilders group of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights at their meeting on February 7, to discuss documenting social movements to further discussion about peace and non-violence. Here is a video of my talk, as well as my notes. Why did you start d...
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Caring Community Film Launches
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My new short film McCauley: A Caring Community - Conversations on Social Housing launched on January 31 at Studio 96 - which is located in McCauley. About 40 people saw the film for the first time, followed by a discussion about social housing in Edmonton. Global TV came out for a segment on that...
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Reflections on Being an Active Citizen
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I was invited by Southminster-Steinhauer United Church to speak as a guest during the service on February 5. I was asked to speak about my experience as an organizer of the Women's March on Washington - Edmonton Solidarity Event, as well as activism in general. The theme of the service was "The S...
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Human Rights Champion Award
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Human Rights Champion Award
On December 11, I was honoured to receive a Human Rights Champion Award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights. I was described in the awards brochure as "a pioneering media artist in Edmonton and a community organizer." Many of my colleagues from the Edmonton Coalition Against ...
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