Share Lent 2016 Solidarity Visitors

Yuli Kusworo

Coordinator of Arkomjogja, Indonesia

Yuli Kusworo is coordinator and one of the founders of Arkomjogja in Indonesia. Arkomjogja is an organization of community architects who work with urban poor, marginalized and disaster-prone or –affected communities.

Yuli has worked on several important projects, including Development and Peace’s reconstruction program in Indonesia after the 2004 Tsunami.

In addition to his work with Arkomjogja in the historical city of Yogyakarta where he has helped people in slums improve their living conditions and multiple projects all over Indonesia that promote sustainable housing that respects local traditions, he is also acting as a consultant on Development and Peace’s reconstruction program in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. He has won several awards including the Habitat Day Award from the Government of Indonesia. 

Visiting region:
Saskatchewan

Feb 29 – 16 March

Activities ­­schedule >

Yuli Kusworo

Presentation: Buildings Homes, Building Communities with Yuli Kusworo, Community Architect

 

March 3rd   
Holy Spirit Parish
Keynote presentation & discussion
114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon
7:00 p.m.
Dessert, coffee & tea served

March 5th
St. Mary Parish 
Presentation & discussion
211 Avenue O South, Saskatoon
9:30 a.m.
Breakfast muffins, coffee & tea

March 6th
St. Peter’s Abbey
Presentation & discussion
Muenster, SK
Meeting space: Jerome Assembly
2:30 p.m.
Coffee & snacks

March 7th
St. Gerard Parish in Yorkton
Presentation & discussion
125 3rd Ave. N.
7 p.m. Opening brief prayer service in the church followed by presentation
Coffee and desserts will be served

       
March 8th
Holy Family Parish
Indonesian evening with Mr. Kusworo; Share Year Round promotion
Hosted by the CWL
1021 McCarthy Blvd N., Regina
Program
7:00 p.m.:         Mass
7:30 p.m.:     Welcome & Introductions
        7:40 p.m.:     Mr. Kusworo: presentation with discussion
8:15 p.m.:     Brief testimonials by SYR donors

March 10th
Campion College, University of Regina
Meeting space: Student Commons
Presentation & discussion
9:15 – 10 a.m.
3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina
Breakfast pastries and coffee served.

March 10th
Christ the Redeemer Parish Hall
Social Justice committee hosting an evening with Yuli Kusworo
6:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet
7:00 p.m.: Presentation & conversation
600 Circle Dr., Swift Current
Snacks and beverages served

March 11th
St. Joseph Parish
Noon: Lunch
12:30 – 1:30: Presentation & discussion
600-4th Ave. West, Kindersley
RSVP appreciated.  Please call parish office at 306 463-2306.

March 11th
St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish
5 p.m. Soup & bannock supper
5:30 p.m. Presentation & discussion
7 p.m. Way of the Cross (at Notre-Dame Parish)
1942 98th St., North Battleford

March 13th
St. Odilon Parish
Hosted by the CWL
11 a.m.: Mass
Noon: Lunch with presentation & discussion
3004, Saskatchewan St., Rosthern
Cultural entertainment‎ (Ukrainian dancers)

March 13th
St. Michael Parish
6 p.m. supper  (cost $15)
7 p.m. Presentation & discussion
1505 - 13 St. West, Prince Albert
RSVP required.  To RSVP, please call the St. Michael Parish office at 306 763-5658.

Professor Tor Iorapuu

Executive Director of Youth, Adolescence, Reflection and Action Centre (YARAC), Nigeria

Tor Iorapuu is the Executive Director of the Youth, Adolescence, Reflection and Action Centre (YARAC) in Northern Nigeria. This region is characterized by religious and ethnic tensions. YARAC is working with youth to promote tolerance and democracy. Tor is also a professor of Applied and Social Theatre at the University of Jos. He combines teaching with grassroots activism and has over 20 years of experience mobilizing and building grassroots youth networks in Nigeria.

At YARAC, he uses tools of empowerment and change, such as community organizing, Theatre for Development (TfD), and sports (Soccer for Democracy) for peacebuilding. YARAC’s work with grassroots movements has contributed to giving voice to those who helped bring in a democratic regime in the last elections.

One of Tor’s most successful stories to date is his work connecting Christian and Muslim Youth in the Plateau State to promote tolerance and address the religious and multicultural challenges in Nigeria. His current focus is on organizing communities in the face of political and religious conflicts that are weakening Nigeria's young democracy.

Visiting region:
Atlantic region

Feb 26 – March 14

Professor Tor Iorapuu

Ary Régis

Director General of Sosyete Animasyon Kominikasyon Sosyal (SAKS), Haiti

Ary Régis became involved early on with pastoral social care through the Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM) and Misyon Alfa, a literacy campaign of the Catholic Church. Later, during his eight-year stay in Mexico doing his undergraduate and graduate studies in social communications and educational technology at UAM-Xochimilco University, he gained experience working with grassroots and indigenous community radio stations, as well as by way of the 1992  World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters Conference in Cuernavaca.

In 1995, as he was beginning to train young professionals in the communications field at the State University of Haiti’s Faculty of Social Sciences, he came in contact with the SAKS Popular and Community Radio Stations movement, a freshly minted institution created by committed Christians as a tributary of the Haitian Catholic Church’s Radio Solèy. Two years later, he returned permanently to Haiti and dedicated himself to teaching communications.
He became part of SAKS first as a member of its general assembly and then of the executive board (1998-2004). After sitting on the board from 2004 to 2007, he became SAKS’ new director general in 2015.

Visiting region:
Central, Eastern and South West Ontario and Gatineau

March 1-15

Activities ­­schedule

Ary Régis

Public event for the Archdiocese of Kingston – Eastern Deanery
Thursday, March 3rd from 7pm to 9pm.
St. Michael’s Parish, 296 Church St., Belleville

Public presentation for the Diocese of Peterborough
Saturday March 5th at 6:30pm.
Immaculate Conception Parish, 386 Rogers St., Peterborough

Entrevue à RÉEL-Radio (UQO)/ Interview at RÉEL-Radio (UQO)
Wednesday, March 9th from 1:30 pm to 3pm.
To listen: www.reel-radio.fm

Panel discussion
Thursday, March 10th from 5:30pm to 7pm.
Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)
283 Boul Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau

Presentation for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing
With Association de l’ouïe de l’Outaouais
Friday, March 11th from 9:30am to 11am (Room: naissance-renaissance)
115, boulevard Sacré-Cœur, Gatineau

Haitian Cultural Evening
Saturday, March 12th from 7 pm to 9:30 pm
St-Joseph Cathedral Parish of Gatineau
245 Boulevard Saint-Joseph, Hull, QC

Mass at Sacred Heart Church
Sunday, March 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am.
591 Cumberland St., Ottawa
Haitian Mass at Sacred Heart Church
Sunday, March 13 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm.
591 Cumberland St., Ottawa

Marta Almada Denis

General Coordinator of the Peace and Justice Service – Paraguay (SERPAJ-PY)

Marta Almada Denis holds degrees in education, human rights, peace culture and social projects and was coordinator of Peace and Justice Service from 2008 to 2009.

She worked as a project and assistance leader, including on developing educational material, was a founding member of the Paraguay Forum for the Right to Education, and president of the Decidamos association. Currently, she is the SERPAJ-PY coordinator and also serves as general coordinator for SERPAJ-Latin America, while being part of the education for peace and human rights team of SERPAJ-PY.

Peace and Justice Service is a Latin American movement for the defense of human rights inspired by “openness to all cultures, world views and ethical principles in the processes of liberation and human development.” It is above all committed to the struggle for respect for life as a supreme value and the achievement of peace built on justice. SERPAJ has a distinctive approach rooted in the theory and practice of active non-violence.

Visiting region:
Montreal

March 10 – 22

Activities ­­schedule (in French) >

Marta Almada Denis

Souper solidaire à la paroisse Sainte-Maria-Goretti : « Exploitation minière, changements climatiques et militarisation au Paraguay : résistances et initiatives citoyennes »
Vendredi 11 mars, à 19h
16228, Terrasse Sainte-Maria-Goretti, Montréal
Contribution volontaire au profit des partenaires de Développement et Paix

Café-discussion : « Exploitation minière, changements climatiques et militarisation au Paraguay : résistances et initiatives citoyennes »
Dimanche 13 mars à 14h (après la messe)
2015, rue Dorion, Montréal

Après-midi conférence « Exploitation minière, changements climatiques et militarisation au Paraguay : résistances et initiatives citoyennes »
Dimanche 13 mars à 16h
7070, Boulevard des mille iles, Laval
Contribution volontaire au profit des partenaires de Développement et Paix

Conférence et souper solidaire : « Exploitation minière, changements climatiques et militarisation au Paraguay : résistances et initiatives citoyennes »
Mardi 15 mars, de 18h à 20h
853, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal (métro Sherbrooke)
Contribution volontaire au profit des partenaires de Développement et Paix

Soirée publique à Sainte-Thérèse
Cégep Lionel-Groulx
Lundi 14 mars, de 19h à 21h
100, Rue Duquet, Sainte-Thérèse

Souper et soirée publique à Saint-Eustache
Centre communautaire Jean Labelle (à côté de l’église Christ-Roi)
Vendredi 18 mars, de 18h à 21h
367, rue Godard, Saint-Eustache

Soirée festive et militante au Centre NA Rivé
Samedi 19 mars à 18h
Défilé de mode éthique « autour du monde » : Palestine, Indonésie, Paraguay et Haïti ainsi que des kiosques de pâtisseries faites maison et d’artisanat éthique
6971, Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
Contribution volontaire au profit des partenaires de Développement et Paix

Café-discussion : « Exploitation minière, changements climatiques et militarisation au Paraguay : résistances et initiatives citoyennes »
Dimanche 20 mars à 14h (après la messe)
6000, 31e Avenue Laval-Ouest, Laval

Soirée-conférence : « Exploitation minière, changements climatiques et militarisation au Paraguay : résistances et initiatives citoyennes »
Lundi 21 mars à 19h
À Laval (adresse à confirmer)
Contribution volontaire au profit des partenaires de Développement et Paix

Soirée conférence-discussion
Services diocésains de Sherbrooke
Mercredi 16 mars, de 19h à 21h (salle Marcelle-Vigneux)
78, rue Ozias-Leduc, Sherbrooke






Hussein Itani

Consultant with the ADYAN foundation in Lebanon

Mr. Itani is a consultant and former volunteer with the Adyan foundation in Lebanon. Adyan works on fostering peace, social cohesion and spiritual solidarity between individuals and communities in Lebanon and the Middle East. Mr. Itani is involved in Adyan’s “Citizens for Unity and Peace Project,” which is supported by Development and Peace. This project provides training workshops to youth of different backgrounds to help them to analyze political and religious divides that are created by sectarianism and to value inclusiveness and diversity in society. These youth then in turn provide awareness sessions in a various communities and regions of Lebanon and in the region.

Mr. Itani has a passion for intercultural and interfaith dialogue that began at a very young age, which led him to complete a diploma in interfaith studies in 2007. Since then, he has volunteered with multiple organizations working on interfaith dialogue, conflict transformation and notions of inclusive citizenship.  In 2012, he completed his Masters in Communication and was a member of the core team that developed the “Let’s Talk” tool which is aimed at developing skills on conflict transformation.  He is currently working on adapting this tool towards addressing conflicts between refugees and their host communities. 
 
Mr. Itani is also the co-author of the academic paper “The Role of NGOs in tackling Extremism and Sectarianism in Lebanon: Track Two Diplomacy and Good Governance,” which was published by the Middle East Review of Public Administration.
 
With Adyan, Mr. Itani is focusing specifically on developing tools for the “Counter Extremism Interreligious Alliance” project. 

Visiting region:
Alberta and Yukon

March 3 - 10

Activities ­­schedule >

Hussein Itani


FRIDAY MARCH 4, 2016
Soup and Solidarity for the Middle East
5:00 p.m.  Way of the Cross
5:30 p.m.  Mass
6:30 p.m.  Soup and Bun Dinner
7:00 p.m.  Presentation
St. Joseph’s Basilica, 10044 113 St., NW, Edmonton
http://www.stjosephbasilica.com/
RSVP: DPWEST@DEVP.ORG ; 1 844 480-DEVP (3387)


SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016
Presentation to Inter-faith Group and Muslim community Members
Paving Peace in the Middle East
10 a.m. – Noon
Al Rashid Mosque, 13070 113 St., Edmonton
RSVP: DPWEST@DEVP.ORG ; 1 844 480-DEVP (3387)


SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016
Webinar for Development and Peace Members and Donors (across Canada)
Paving Peace in the Middle East
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 PM


SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2016
Parish Presentation
Paving Peace in the Middle East: from conflict and aid, to inclusion and resilience
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 18 Ave., SW, Calgary
http://stmaryscalgary.com/
RSVP: DPWEST@DEVP.ORG  ; 1 844 480-DEVP (3387)


SUNDAY MARCH 6, 2016
Potluck Dinner with Development and Peace Members and Donors
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre, Room 110, 120 17 Ave., SW, Calgary
RSVP: DPWEST@DEVP.ORG ; 1 844 480-DEVP (3387)

TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2016
University Presentation
Paving Peace in the Middle East: From Conflict and Aid to Inclusion and Resilience
11 a.m. – Noon
Concordia University of Edmonton, 7128 Ada Blvd., NW, Edmonton
RSVP: DPWEST@DEVP.ORG ; 844 480-DEVP (3387)