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The End of Us & Them: A Conversation about Poverty in Niagara

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Date(s) - 12/05/2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Vineland United Mennonite

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A weekend of stories from Westview Centre4Women and Welcome Inn. We aim to familiarize local MCEC churches with the Westview community and raise awareness on issues of poverty our region.

Location: Vineland United Mennonite Church 3327 MENNO, Vineland
8:30-9:00 – coffee and snacks
9:00- 10:15 – Hugo and Doreen share stories from Welcome Inn and mutuality.
10:30-11:20 – Carol Penner: Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Conrad Grebel
11:30- 12:00 Sarah from Positive Living Niagara will about her work and the Secure Injection Site pilot project in Queenston
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:15-2:30 Panel/activity on Neighbourhoods and poverty: Suzanne Veenstra with Niagara Prosperity Initiative, Matt Thompson with Beasley Neighbourhood Association, and Caleb Regier, a former outreach worker for Start Me Up Niagara, Chaired by Caleb Ratzlaff
2:30 -3:00- Wrap up – comments from Hugo and Doreen