York U panel to stimulate dialogue on addressing social justice inequities


TORONTO, February 19, 2014 — Social inequities across the globe, what’s being done to bring about a positive change and what more is needed to eliminate the disparities, will all be part of a York U panel discussion, “the world dialogue,” organized in observance of the World Day of Social Justice, on February 20.

Panelists will draw attention to marginalization of the vulnerable, stereotyping of groups, systemic discrimination and other human rights violations. They will also discuss poverty, armed conflict, and dispute resolution prevailing around the world.

Among the panelists Professor Lorne Foster, in the School of Equity Studies; Sociology Professor Peter Dawson; Avvy Yao-Yao Go of the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic; and Michael Kerr, coordinator of Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change. Professor David Leyton-Brown, Master of McLaughlin College will moderate the panel, which will conclude with a question and answer session, along with an open discussion of the topic.

WHAT: The World Dialogue, a panel discussion commemorating the World Day of Social Justice
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 12:00pm-2:00pm
WHERE: Room 140, Senior Common Room, McLaughlin College, York University, Keele Campus   (building number 51 on the map)

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