Christine Kampen Robinson and Christy Anderson, both on the staff of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, have been named as the keynote speakers for Amplify!, the nationwide youth gathering happening next summer at Camp Valaqua, near Water Valley, Alta., from July 31 to Aug. 4, 2022.
- Kampen Robinson is director of practicum and of the Centre for Career and Vocation at CMU. She is interested in the linguistics of storytelling and helps students transition into their careers.
- Anderson is CMU’s Indigenous engagement advisor and is completing her PhD in Indigenous studies at the University of Saskatchewan. She is Anishinaabekwe and Mennonite, and she examines settler colonialism, racism and gender oppressions while affirming people’s experiences through storytelling.
Regarding COVID-19, Amplify! will follow all Mennonite Church Canada policies regarding vaccination status, Alberta Health Service guidelines and Camp Valaqua’s policy and procedures for this event.
Information about Amplify! is available, and will be regularly updated, at mennonitechurch.ca/amplify. For information about Gathering 2022, the nationwide adult event in Edmonton running in tandem with Amplify!, visit mennonitechurch.ca/gathering2022.