On November 15-17, 2018 the Chair in Mennonite Studies at The University of Winnipeg is hosting “A People of Diversity: Mennonites in Canada since 1970.” This conference will mark the 50th anniversary of the Mennonite Historical Society of Canada by focusing on the increased diversity of Mennonites in Canada since 1970. Listen to stories of new ethnic identities, crossing old boundaries, and new ways of thinking about faith, culture, and socio-political issues. Consider their implications on being “Mennonite” in the 21st century.
3rd Annual CTMS Lecture: May 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the University of Winnipeg (515 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB), room 2M70 in Manitoba Hall, for the 3rd Annual Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) Lecture, “Unexpected Connections: Mennonites in Mexican Media” by Dr. Rebecca Janzen, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina.
How have Low German Mennonites been viewed by their Mexican neighbours? Mexican archival photographs, documents, and television tell us much about the Mennonites – their conflict with Indigenous people, their struggle over land, their relationship with violent drug cartels. In the process, these sources ask us how we decide how belongs in a society.