REI Day: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

When:
March 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2018-03-21T11:00:00-04:00
2018-03-21T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
Moot Court Room, Osgoode Hall Law School
4700 Keele St
North York, ON M3J 1P3
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rachel Mansell
416-736-5682
Register here.The top of the poster has a red banner with white text overlaid of “Centre for Huan Rights, Equity and Inclusion. Centre des droits de la personne, de l'équité et de l'inclusion. Under the banner is the Centre's motto of Respect, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Beneath is a design of two hands shaking in the middle of the poster, with a black background, one hand is yellow, the other blue. Above the image is the title “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” and below the hands is the subtitle “Sustaining Anti-Discrimination in the Era of Backlash.” Below that is the following text: “11:00am-1:00pm, March 21, 2018. Moot Court Room, Osgoode Hall Law School. Register at: http://bit.ly/2nO8LzS.” Below this text is a list sharing information about the moderators and panelists: - Moderator : Denise Balkissoon, Journalist - Panelist: Sunil Gurmukh, counsel, Ontario Human Rights Commission - Panelist: Arleen Huggins, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP - Panelist: Chizoba Imoka, PhD Candidate, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto - Panelist: Kira Williamsn, PhD Candidate, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University - Panelist: Sam Tecle, PhD Candidate, Sociology, York University On the left side of the footer there is small font text saying “To request an accommodation, contact Rachel Mansell at rmansell@yorku.ca. This poster is available in accessible formats upon request”. On the right side of the footer, it says in partnership with the York University Department of Community Saafety. On the right the logo for York University is displayed.Click here to download this poster.

The Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion invites you on Wednesday March 21, 2018 to York University's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018 event focusing on the theme of Sustaining Anti-Discrimination in the Era of Backlash .

Aligned with the international theme of "Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination1," this event brings together multi-sector panelists with diverse professional and personal expertise to discuss Canada’s ongoing efforts to address racial discrimination in an environment complicated by rising populism and intolerance.

The moderated session includes 4 panelists in a roundtable discussion; creating a forum through which participants can engage with Canadians approaching the nuanced, necessary conversation of sustainable anti-discrimination in an age where polarized opinions are the norm.

This event is free of charge and is open to all who are interested in participating in this important conversation.

Register here.
Moderator
  • Denise Balkissoon, Journalist, Globe & Mail (Read full bio, here)
Panelists
  • Sunil Gurmukh, Counsel, Ontario Human Rights Commission (Read full bio, here)
  • Arleen Huggins, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP (Read full bio, here)
  • Chizoba Imoka, PhD Candidate,  Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Read full bio, here)
  • Kira Williams, PhD Candidate, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University (Read full bio here)
  • Sam Tecle, PhD Candidate, Sociology, York University (Read full bio, here)
Important Information:
Event Location:

Moot Court Room, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1005 Ignat Kaneff Building
92 Scholar's Walk, York University Keele Campus

Map & Directions:

CLICK HERE to download a campus map indicating event location and parking options

CLICK HERE for Transit directions to Keele Campus. Reminder: TTC Subway Line 1 now connects directly to York University!

CLICK HERE for Driving directions to Keele Campus.

Accessibility:

This event will have:

  • Flat room entry (accessible by ramp)
  • Accessible Washrooms (Women): rooms 1503, 2501, 2504, 3501, 4501, 0502
  • Accessible Washrooms (Men): rooms 1504, 2503, 3500, 4500, 0500
  • Accessible, Gender Neutral Barrier Free single stall washroom: room 1501
  • For any accessibility-related accommodations, please contact Rachel Mansell at rmansell@yorku.ca 

We would like to thank our partners, including the York University Community Safety Department.


1 For more information, see http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/