The Importance of Strategic Alliances for Canada’s Human Rights Movement
A McLaughlin College symposium celebrating Black History Month will be held at York University on Feb. 7, 2019 (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM).
Titled: The Importance of Strategic Alliances for Canada’s Human Rights Movement will feature a panel discussion by two celebrated Canadians about their intersecting histories and experiences in the struggle to eliminate discrimination. Arthur C Downes, is a retired Justice of the Peace and Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guinea; and Morley S Wolfe, is a retired Justice of the Peace, and former Chair of the League for Human Rights, B’nai Brith. The event will be moderated by Lorne Foster https://www.yorku.ca/lfoster/ a professor in the Department of Equity Studies (DES) at York University, and the Faculty Co-Chair of Race Inclusion & Supportive Environments (RISE) https://rights.info.yorku.ca/rise/
The event will also mark the official launch of the award winning photo exhibit, MANY RIVERS TO CROSS – The African-Canadian Experience from February 4 – February 28, 2019, Monday – Friday 9 am – 6 pm, McLaughlin College Art Gallery, Room 001 McLaughlin College,
The photo exhibit is brought to York by the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario (MHSO) and examines immigration, culture, struggles for justice, work and community among people of African descent living in Canada.
The event is sponsored by McLaughlin College; the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) and the Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments (RISE) Sub-Committee of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights (PACHR).