|The Mark DeWolfe Social Action Award committee is very pleased to announce that the MDW Award for 2022 will be awarded to Susan Berry. Susan has a long history of serving our Congregation and our community. From running an Eco Day Camp when the congregation was known as UCSP, fostering connections and community within the two bodies noted above, through running the annual Christmas Dinner, and her involvement with the popular annual Seedy Saturday event. Susan has been a force for social action for many years and is an excellent candidate for this Award.
Going beyond UCM, Susan organized The Huddle, a group of social action minded women committed to changing the status quo. This in turn grew into the Mississauga Climate Action group, which has had a direct influence on the City of Mississauga’s Climate Change Action Plan. More recently, concerned about the environmental degradation that would occur with the construction of the proposed Highway 413, Susan organized the Harvest Ontario Walk, combining the forces of the ‘Mississauga Climate Action’ and ‘Grandmothers Act to Save the Planet’ groups, to raise awareness about the threat to the 2000 acres of irreplaceable farmland. Social Action is in Susan’s DNA.
Please join us at this Sunday’s morning service, December 11th, as we officially recognize and celebrate Susan’s contribution to UCM and the wider community.