Named after former First United superintendent Andrew Roddan (1929-1945), the lectures were established to nuance community conversations about complex social problems.
Housing Crisis In & Beyond Vancouver
October 19, 2019
P.E. Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, gave a talk at Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral.
Indigenous Issues & Reconciliation
John Ralston Saul
October 11, 2018
John Ralston Saul lectures on Indigenous issues, “white shame,” and the ways non-Indigenous Canadians must move forward with reconciliation.
February 9, 2019
Karen Joseph, CEO of Reconciliation Canada, speaks about reconciliation and indigenous issues.
Addictions & Activism
November 21, 2017
New York Times bestselling author and journalist Johann Hari spoke about addiction, stigma, and why Vancouver should be proud of the Downtown Eastside.
Sarah Shanely Hope
March 20, 2018
National leader in the movement for 100% clean energy in the United States, Sarah Shanley Hope shares about the need to examine who we are with, and what we can do together in the quest for social justice.
Thank you to our sponsors
We offer thanks to our past and current lecture sponsors, including but not limited to Barbara Small, Robert Brown, the Schein Foundation, Wall Financial and those pictured here: