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Striving for Human Dignity: Race, Gender, Class & Religion: A Canadian Conversation

March 14 - March 15

$100.00

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Conference Facebook Page
CONTACT: [email protected] | 204.944.1560
REGISTRATION FEE (2-DAYS): $100 (includes lunches)

HILTON SUITES WINNIPEG AIRPORT ACCOMMODATIONS: Hilton Suites Accommodations

Globally, nationally and locally, there is a quantifiable rise in Islamophobia/ homophobia/anti-Semitism/xenophobia alongside ongoing anti-Indigenous racism. While media, politicians and civic leaders focus on the events after the fact, little attention is being given to the impact this is having on the psycho-social health of society or on our cohesion as a nation. At this conference, we invite presenters from different backgrounds to have conversations with various social and community level stakeholders.

The main objective and deliverable from our two-day event is to launch the “Community Action Toolkit” and continue the work that was started in 2017 to bring communities together in support of one another. The other objective is to inform, encourage empathy — not just tolerance — and to give people a voice in making a change in our society.

Now, more than ever, our communities need some direction and leadership to undertake the significant problems of hate arising in our communities. Most recently, the week of October 22, 2018 saw one attempted and two realized mass killings all —fuelled by hate and racism. Canada is not immune. We have had our share of recent religiously, ethnically and sexuality-motivated hate events.

Our citizens are looking for advice on how to address these issues on a local level — where hate begins and where hateful actions are felt the most closely. It is imperative, especially at this time, that we provide our citizens with forums to participate in and create solutions to the epidemic of hate, which is spreading throughout our society. Simply condemning hateful events after they happen will not end the violence. By providing our community members with a forum to discuss solutions will be one concrete way we can help address the increasingly hateful environments we live in.

Sponsors include:
• Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute
• Canadian Heritage
• Multiculturalism Secretariat (Province of Manitoba)
• Social Planning Council of Winnipeg
• The Winnipeg Foundation

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Conference Programs

Thursday March 14, 2019

8:30 – 8:55 am – Arrival, Opening Greetings

Emcee: Niigaan Sinclair

Greetings from Sponsors

Session 1 – 9:00 -10:10 am – Opening Key Note: The Far Right in Canada: Assessing the Reality – Dr. Barbara Perry

10:00 – 10:10 am – Break

Session 2 – 10:10 – 11:10 am – Indigenous Peoples and Newcomers: Pre-empting Reconciliation – Niigaan Sinclair, Kobra Rahimi, James Favel (Panel)

Session 3 – 11:15 – 12:05 pm – Feminist Lens: Does One Size Fit All? – Nahanni Fontaine, Nawal Tajdin, Toni Tilstone-Jones (Panel)

Session 4 – 12:05 – 12:35 pm – Conversation Café

Lunch – 12:40 – 1:10 pm Launch Tool Kit – Democratic and Peaceful Civic Actions to Defeat Hate – Kate Kehler

Session 5 – 1:20 – 2:10pm – LGBTQ2: Diversity and Intersectionality of Identities – Uzoma Asagwara, Muhammad Ahsan, (Panel)

2:10 – 2:20 pm – Break

Session 6 – 2:20 – 3:00 pm – Challenging Human Rights and Politicizing of Human Dignity – Karen Busby,

Session 7 – 3:10 – 3:40 pm – Conversation Café

3:40 – 4:00 pm – Wrap Up

Friday March 15, 2019

Emcee: Krishna Lalbiharie

Session 1 – 8:45 – 9:30 am – Key Note – Recovering from Trauma: Fear and Hate – The Refugee Challenge – Dr. Omar Reda

Session 2 – 9:35 – 10:20 am – Interfaith Conversations About Hate: Looking Within – Rabbi Kliel Rose, Shahina Siddiqui, Rev. Dr. Loraine Mackenzie-Shepherd

10: 20 – 10:30 – Break

Session 3 – 10:30 – 11:20 am – Roots of Institutional Bias in Service Delivery – Allen Mankewich, Jeneen Dederick, Margaret Bryans

Session 4 – 11:20 – 11:40 am – Conversation Café

Session 5 – 11:45- 12:30 pm – Islamophobia and Antisemitism – Azeezah Kanji, Chana Thau

Lunch – 12:30 to 1: 10 pm – Launch of Islamophobia Infogram – Designer Krishna Lalbiharie

Session 6 – 1:20 – 2:20 pm – Psychological Impact of Hate on Individuals and Community – Dr. Andrew Maclean, Shahina Siddiqui

2:20 – 2:30 pm – Break

Session 7 – 2:30 – 3:00 pm – Conversation Café

Session 8 – 3:05 – 3:55 pm – We Need Anti-racism Curriculum in Schools: Why, What, and How – Suenita Maharaj Sandhu, William Barr

4:00 – 4:25 pm – Wrap up

* Program may change

Organizer

Islamic Social Services Association
Phone:
204-944-1560
Website:
www.issacanada.com

Venue

Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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