Wrongful convictions take a tremendous toll on the accused and are a blemish on our justice system. The causes of wrongful convictions and how they can be prevented will be discussed. We will look into some of Canada’s best known wrongful murder convictions and the actions of Innocence Canada, a volunteer organization that has been able to exonerate 21 men and women who had been convicted of murder.
–– with guest choir from Don Heights Congregation under the direction of Sheila White.
Aging and elderhood have an ambiguous place in our culture. Most of us have probably been told at some point - maybe when we were children - to "respect our elders." But what does this mean? And what is an elder, anyway? Is it only a matter of age? And what is the relationship between age and wisdom? What do our notions of progress mean for our relationship with age? These are some of the questions we'll explore, as we wonder how to create and sustain a culture of healthy elderhood.
Pauline will talk about her varied experiences in Nepal especially featuring her second trip when she and her husband, Dave, were there during the massive earthquake in 2015. She will also talk about their subsequent formation of a charity to help the people of Nepal called Aanandit Aid to Nepal.
Peter Lauricella will talk about the first US Thanksgiving, the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and Thanksgivings in other countries.
He will also invite you to tell of your most memorable or unusual or very special Thanksgiving celebration.
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