AGM 2017 – Building Relations: Local and Global Connections: June 16 & 17

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SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
SASKATOON, Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street W.

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The theme of this year’s gathering – “Building Relations: Local and Global Connections” – reminds us that as global citizens, we must work both within and across borders to achieve justice and peace for all.

From the keynote address on Friday evening “Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation: From Argentina to Canada”, to the Saturday networking workshop “Connecting Saskatchewan’s Global Justice Ecosystem”, this gathering will focus on establishing and nurturing relationships, and identifying opportunities to work within and across borders to achieve the sustainable development goals.

We’re thrilled to announce that Save the Children Canada’s CEO Patricia Erb will be delivering a keynote address alongside Conrad Prince, Save the Children’s new Director, Indigenous and Canadian Programs on Friday, June 16th as a part of this gathering.


Draft Agenda

Friday June 16
7:30 PM   |  Public Keynote: “Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation: From Argentina to Canada” (Doors open @ 7:00)

Saturday June 17
9:00 AM |  Registration, Coffee & Networking
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  |  BUSINESS MEETING (registration required)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  |  Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 PM  |  Networking, Registration for Afternoon Workshop
1:30 – 4:30 PM  |  Workshop: “Connecting Saskatchewan’s Global Justice Ecosystem” (registration required)

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Registration and Member Representation

Member Agency attendance at SCIC’s Annual General Meeting is extremely important; attendance is one of the main requirements for fulfilling SCIC membership criteria.

We encourage you to bring as many representatives from your agency/network as possible. However, only those representatives who have submitted official voting registrations will be considered voting delegates (maximum 2 per organization, generally the designated Saskatchewan Representative and/or Alternate).

Registration: $20

Includes facilitator fees, documentation, lunch and refreshments for the business meeting.

Payable in advance by cheque, online or at the door

To securely pay now online through PayPal, click here


Networking Workshop for SCIC Members and SK Global Justice Groups

“Connecting Saskatchewan’s Global Justice Ecosystem”

SATURDAY, JUNE 17 @ 1:00 – 4:30 PM (FREE – Registration Required)

This workshop will bring together SCIC members and other local groups working for global justice and international development in order to share experiences, identify opportunities for collaboration and consider local initiatives that have global impacts.


Public Keynote

Reflections on Truth and Reconciliation: From Argentina to Canada

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 @ 7:30 PM (Doors @ 7:00, FREE)
SASKATOON, Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street W.
– Patricia Erb (CEO, Save the Children Canada) &
– Conrad Prince (Director, Indigenous & Canadian Programs – Save the Children Canada)
In 1976, Patricia Erb was a student leader and social activist in Buenos Aires. At 19, Patricia was imprisoned, held captive for four weeks and tortured at a secret army site called Campo de Mayo. That same year (1976) Conrad Prince was put up for his second adoption at the age of two. Conrad and his siblings were among more than 20,000 Indigenous children who as part of the Sixties Scoop were apprehended and placed with white families. Under Patricia’s leadership, Save the Children has established an Indigenous Advisory Circle, developed a Relationship Framework and has nurtured new and expanding partnerships with Indigenous children and communities.
 
Patricia and Conrad will share their personal journeys – Patricia will share her thoughts on the power and challenge of Truth, Memory and Justice and reflect on the time this journey has taken for her and for the people of Argentina. Conrad will reflect on what are the first steps along Canada’s path of reconciliation and together they will discuss what lessons can be learned from other Truth and Reconciliation processes and what Canada must learn on its own to achieve ours.
 
ABOUT THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION PROCESS
Canadians are familiar with the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada, which examined Canada’s residential school system and its historic impact and current day implications for Indigenous children and communities. The Truth and Reconciliation process was originally developed in Latin America and has been adopted by countries around the world as a means of uncovering, acknowledging and helping people heal from state led or sponsored wrongdoings committed against a targeted population.
One of the first such commissions was established in the early 1980s in Argentina to respond to the human rights violations, disappearances and deaths caused by the military junta that had only recently lost power. While the process in Argentina has been underway for more than 30 years and addresses very different communities and issues, there are lessons to be learned for Canada as we begin our journey.

 


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