World Events Discussion Group 1, Mondays*
This group is currently full. Please contact the Facilitator (below) if you would like to be added to the waiting list and/or be advised if a new group starts up.
World Events Discussion Group 1 focuses exclusively on international*** current events and related background issues. Members seek to broaden our knowledge and understanding about all regions of the world in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
At each session, a member volunteers to facilitate the first hour of the next session. Several days beforehand, this volunteer selects a recent world news event and advises the group of it by e-mail, including a couple of relevant articles or links to same and some questions for consideration. Then in the first hour, she/he gives a brief (15 minutes maximum!) introduction to the topic and opens it up for all to discuss. In the second hour, several other world events of the past couple of weeks are presented (up to 5 minutes each) by other members, again followed by lively discussion.
Recent topics explored include Effects of Trump in U.S. and Worldwide; Crises in Venezuela and Nicaragua; Climate Change; Ongoing World Refugee Crisis; Brexit and Uncertainty in the EU; Brazil’s Turmoil; Rohingya and Myanmar; Chinese Economic and Political Expansion; War in Yemen; Zimbabwe Elections; North and South Korea.
|When:||Ongoing, meets roughly every other Monday|
|Time:||1:30 - 3:30 PM|
|2019: July 8, 22; August 5, 19; September 9, 23; October 7, 28; November 4, 25; December 2, 16, 30|
|Where:||Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Avenue NW, Board Room|
*World Events Discussion Group 2, similar in nature, meets twice a month on Wednesdays. For more information, click here.
*World Events Discussion Group 3 meets twice a month on Fridays. For more information, click here
**Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.
*** If you are interested more in Canadian and local current events, see the Current Events Discussion Group click here.