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GlobalFest Human Rights Forum: Breaking the Cycle 2.0

he Human Rights Forum, presented by UNACanada-Calgary Branch, has been offered since 2007 as part of GlobalFest’s programming to promote diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community. Our annual Human Rights Forum topics are structured around the UNESCO’s Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.

Recognized as an excellent platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and practical solutions necessary to address issues of racism and discrimination, the Human Rights Forum presented by UNAC Calgary encourages systemic change across the Canadian community in a positive and safe environment.

2020 heralded incredible change on a global scale, from the outbreak of the pandemic to the largest civil rights movement in living memory. This year’s forum, originally scheduled for Calgary’s New Central Library in May, will instead take place online over five days in October. The incredible cast of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Breaking the Cycle 2.0

Noon-1pm, plus question time.

Tuesday 13 October: Becoming an Ally
Wednesday 14 October: Diversifying Organisational Leadership
Thursday 15 October: Institutional Change
Friday 16 October: Indigenous Racism in Alberta

10am-11am, plus question time.

Saturday 17 October: Raising Anti-Racist Kids

Registration: Free.


Join OCIC’s Youth Policy-Makers to talk about mental wellness in newcomer youth communities The OCIC Youth Policy-Makers Hub presents #OurSpaceToo, a workshop for newcomer (immigrant and refugee) youth and a safe space to foster informative and personal dialogue about mental wellness in their communities.

This will be an opportunity for education and awareness, collective relationship building, and a space to practice wellness. We will be discussing issues around how newcomer youth are getting or could get involved in the international development sector, anti-racism, stigma around mental health, increasing awareness about available resources and sharing self-care strategies.

There are two available workshop dates: August 20, 2020 and August 27, 2020, both from 6:00 to 7:30 pm (EDT). Participants are encouraged to attend one of the sessions as the workshop content will be the same on both dates.

Racism & the Media: A Roundtable

Date: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020// 1:30-2:30 pm (MT)

Registration Deadline: August 17, 11:55 pm

Racism is a reality in Canada, and recent demonstrations across the country raise the importance of addressing racial inequalities that affect the lives of Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities.

Join Centre for Race & Culture for a online round-table on the media and racism in conversation with our guest speakers Anita Li, co-founder of Canadian Journalists of Colour, Oumar Salifou, previous Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway, and Kalyani Thurairajah, Associate Professer of Sociology at Grant MacEwan University. Gurvinder Bhatia will be moderating the session.

Cultural Competency Virtual Fair

Have you ever wondered about the history of African braids? Or what a Sikh turban symbolizes? Join CCMF for our free Cultural Competency Virtual Fair during September 2020 for Alberta Culture Days! This interactive fair will help Canadians of all ages gain insight into, appreciate and interact with different cultures and belief systems they might not normally have a chance to connect with.

With eight cultural workshops and guest lecturers, you’re sure to leave with a greater knowledge of the diversity in our country. The workshops will include tutorials and the opportunity to ask questions.

You can watch every Saturday and Sunday in September at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook Live or our website (we will add the links to the live videos here next week)