Accepting New Members
||First and third Wednesday of each month.
||1:00 - 3:00 pm|
Jun 1, Jun15; Jul 6, Jul 20; Aug 3, Aug 17;
|Marda Loop Community Centre, 3130 - 16th Street S.W.
|Registration is limited to 12 participants|
*Before you register, you must be a member of CALL
World Events Discussion Group 2 focuses exclusively on current world events*** and related background issues of a global nature. Members seek to broaden their knowledge and understanding about events and trends in all regions of the world. This takes place in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
Each member volunteers twice a year to make a longer presentation (30 minutes) during the first half of the meeting. A recent world news event is selected, and the group is informed of the topic ahead of time by e-mail. Usually a couple of relevant articles or links and perhaps some questions for consideration are included. After the presentation, an open discussion is held. In the second half of the meeting, three short presentations (7 minutes each) on recent world events are given again followed by lively discussion.
Recent topics explored include:
• Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny
• Saudi Arabia
• Thailand protests
• Brexit update
• Conflict in Africa
• Farm protests in India
• Transgenderism in Women’s Sports
• The Opioid Crisis
• Israel-Palestine Conflict
*World Events Discussion Group 1, similar in nature, meets twice a month on Mondays. For more information, click here
*World Events Discussion Group 3 meets twice a month on Fridays. For more information, click here
* World Events Discussion Group 4 meets once a month on Thursdays. For more information, click here
*** If you are interested more in Canadian and local current events, see the Current Events Discussion Group here