Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wilberforce Weekend - Session on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The Wilberforce Weekend (November 13, 14 at the University of Ottawa) is one of the most important events that have ever been co-organized by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. The Wilberforce Weekend is being organized with the Manning Centre for Building Democracy along with several other groups who helping to make this weekend a tremendous success.

The Wilberforce Weekend is a national seminar to explore and enhance transformative cultural and public policy advocacy supporting people with disabilities, those who are chronically ill, dying, or otherwise medically at risk.

The Wilberforce Weekend will examine the culturally transformative campaign by William Wilberforce in England to outlaw slavery. The culturally effective methods that were developed by Wilberforce would then be examined within the framework of changing our cultural attitudes in relation to euthanasia and assisted suicide. This weekend will bring together people from different perspectives

The cost for attending is $99 per person or $49 for students or people with disabilities. To register go to: http://www.manningcentre.ca/en/activity_description/57

Hotel accommodations can be arranged directly at the Novotel Ottawa, 33 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9M7, 613-230-3033, www.novotelottawa.com. The group reservation name is Wilberforce Weekend Ottawa, Booking code: 15981. The special rate cut-off date is October 21. The special rate is $119 per night.

We have had 3 people contact us needing sponsorship to attend. They are young people who are involved with ministry in the Ottawa area, but not students. Please consider donating $99 to the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition to make this possible.

Alex Schadenberg
Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Box 25033, London ON N6C 6A8
Toll free: 1-877-439-3348
website: www.euthanasiaprevention.on.ca
email: euthanasiaprevention@on.aibn.com

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

An Event Blog of the Conference is available here for anyone who might have wanted to go to the conference but couldn’t.