9th Annual Social Justice Symposium
What is Voices of Hope?
Voices of Hope
is an annual social justice symposium hosted by students, for students
. In its 9th year, this symposium features outstanding student research, a keynote presentation, and opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and sharing about the topic Faces of Dignity, Faces of Justice
. This one-day event, ideal for grade 11 and 12 students interested in justice and leadership
, will be hosted at Corpus Christi College, 9:00AM until 3:00PM, on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.
Our Voices of Hope poster
is available as an 8.5x11” printable format for you to download
, email, or print out yourself!
"Faces of Dignity, Faces of Justice"
“If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without a meaning and goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: ‘Give them something to eat’.” (Pope Francis, EG, 49; Cf. Mk. 6.37)
Do you believe in the value and dignity of every person, but find yourself troubled by the many ideologies and structures that burden so many people from discovering and becoming all that they were made to be?
Voices of Hope: Faces of Dignity, Faces of Justice Student Symposium is an opportunity for emerging leaders (grade 11, and older) to come together to learn, to inspire, and to be inspired about the truth that all people matter
, that we can all help each other become who and what were created to be.
Meet Kristi Blakeway, founder of Project HELLO! Read about her work and philosophy, and check out her TEDx Talk.
NEW: Student Presenters
Meet our roster of student presenters and check out previews of their insightful and inspiring topics.
|8:30 am||Registration |
|9:00 am||Welcoming Address from Dr. Peter Meehan, Principal, Corpus Christi College|
|9:30 am||Keynote Presentation by Kristi Blakeway, Founder, Go Beyond Hello|
|10:30 am||Workshops Presented by Students of Corpus Christi College|
|1:30 pm||Workshops Presented by Students of Corpus Christi College|
|3:00 pm||Closing Address, and Departure |
Corpus Christi College
February 24th | 9am-3pm
Corpus Christi College, a liberal undergraduate college of the arts, is located at the University of British Columbia:
Corpus Christi College
5935 Iona Drive