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Rooted in Place: The City of Edmonton
January 23–24, 2019

Amiskwaciwâskahikan
ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ 

Treaty 6 Territory

Whether you were born and raised in Edmonton, have lived here for a number of years, or just arrived here to study at university, this is your city. During this conference, we will seek to develop understanding and affection for this place on Treaty 6 territory by learning more about its peoples, history, land, politics, economics, challenges, and successes. By understanding more about how this city works, you will have models to take with you to whatever place you may live in the future for what it looks like to be an active and informed citizen who is rooted in place, caring for the people and land with whom you share this city.

Featured speakers include:
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
Dr. Brian Walsh
Dr. Dwayne Donald
Alice Major
Councillor Michael Walters

There will be an evening lecture on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. in N102 with Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat and Dr. Brian Walsh, and a lunch event for area clergy on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (RSVP to rebecca.warren@kingsu.ca).

 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Brian J. Walsh is the pastor of the Wine Before Breakfast community and a Christian Reformed campus minister at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Brian J. Walsh
Dr. Walsh is the pastor of the Wine Before Breakfast community and a Christian Reformed campus minister at the University of Toronto. He will be speaking on themes around a biblical theology of the city and the epistle to the Romans. He is the coauthor (with Steve Bouma-Prediger) of Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement, and (with Sylvia Keesmaat) Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire and Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire/Demanding Justice (forthcoming, Spring 2019).

Dr. Keesmaat is an adjunct professor at Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Sylvia C. Keesmaat
Dr. Keesmaat is an adjunct professor at Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges at the University of Toronto. She is the co-author of Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire and Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire/Demanding Justice (both with Brian Walsh). Dr. Keesmaat speaks frequently on issues related to biblical faith and creation care, sustainable living and radical discipleship. She earned her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014 and lives on an organic solar-powered farm with her husband, Brian Walsh, and a fluctuating number of people and animals.