2nd Annual CTMS Lecture & Mennonite Heritage Archives Grand Opening

Hans Werner, the Executive Director of the Plett Foundation, represented the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the grand opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives.

Hans Werner, the Executive Director of the Plett Foundation, represented the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the grand opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives.

The Plett Foundation, as part of the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) at the University of Winnipeg, along with the Mennonite Heritage Archives, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), and Mennonite Church Canada (MC Canada) celebrated the official grand (re)opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives under a new partnership between CTMS, CMU, and MC Canada. It was great to see so much community support in the crowd that attended the evening.

In conjunction with the opening, the 2nd Annual CTMS Lecture was given by Royden Loewen, Chair in Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.  His talk, “Hoax & Reality: Climate Change and Mennonite Farmers in Global Context,” explored the responses to climate change of Mennonite farmers in the Global North (Iowa, USA and Friesland, Netherlands) with those in the Global South (Riva Palacio, Bolivia and Matabeleland, Zimbabwe) and invited engaging discussion on a timely topic during the Q & A.

Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate this milestone with us!

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