Photo from the CALL to the Garden page
CALL’s 850 members have had a remarkable year
despite not being able to meet in-person,
despite the universe plotting against us!
The following speakers shared their knowledge and expertise:
The Indigenous Programming Committee organized and delivered four events to focus on Indigenous issues and support the work of reconciliation:
Treks & Travels speakers took us across the globe when we couldn’t leave our houses:
Science and Environment speakers gave us glimpses into developments which impact us all:
A Community Conference, It All Adds Up: Individual Responsibility in Fighting Climate Change and Pollution, brought us inspiring and engaging speakers from these organizations: Clean Harbours Initiative, For Our Kids, City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services and Green Calgary.
There were several multi-session Study Programs
Interest Groups were alive and well and on Zoom:
The following volunteer committees and individuals worked behind the scenes and in front of the Zoom camera organizing events, finding speakers, communicating information, exploring possibilities:
And…in addition…the CALL Board has worked on the following initiatives:
Do you like jazz? Want to know more about its history? On September 12, CALL Café will return with Jeremy Brown’s presentation on Dixieland, Swing and Bebop: The Hidden History of Jazz Patronage. We are planning an in-person café at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 1:30pm. The presentation begins at 2pm. Have a good summer and watch for further information.
CALL will be offering a new study program in the Fall, Thinking about Reasoning and Argument. The purpose of the group is to explore, discuss, and understand some important conditions of good and flawed argument. We will employ as a resource Mark Battersby’s book Is That a Fact? (Second edition, Broadview Press 2016). Participants will obtain and read Battersby’s book, seek examples relevant to our study, and engage in discussions about related topics such as selectivity in social media, and conspiracy theories. The facilitator, CALL member Trudy Govier will also describe and explain important fallacies such as appeals to ignorance, faulty analogy, false dichotomy, and begging the question. Trudy is a retired philosophy professor (University of Lethbridge), who has successfully facilitated many groups for CALL. She is the author of several articles and books, including A Practical Study of Argument of which there are seven editions with the most recent still in print.
The group will meet in-person beginning on September 8 from 1 to 3pm. Location to be determined and included with the registration details. The group may change to ZOOM however, if the conditions warrant. Subsequent meetings will take place at the same time on September 22, October 13/27 and November 10/24. If you wish to register, please email Trudy. Thanks to Trudy for suggesting and facilitating this program! A great addition to our fall line‑up.
By Barbara Decker Pierce, Adrienne Kertzer, Leslie Dort
The Board has approved the following Land Acknowledgment Statement for use at CALL events. This statement will be added to the CALL website and provided to event organizers upon request. While use of the statement would take into consideration requirements of the individual event, the Board encourages all organizers to consider using either the CALL approved statement or one of their own. Facilitators of Interest Groups and Study Programs will also be provided with the statement for use, as appropriate, at their meetings.
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Meanwhile, be well, stay well in every sense of the word.
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