TORONTO, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 – The relationship between populism and human rights, equity and inclusion in Canada will dominate discussions during a two-day event organized by York University’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion in partnership with Osgoode Hall Law School, the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, and the Department of Community Safety. The event, Canada: Inclusion at a Crossroads 2018, will take place at York on October 3 and 4.
The two-day event features experts who will discuss Canada’s ongoing efforts to address anti-Semitism, equity and inclusion in an environment of rising populism and intolerance. The launch of a new book, Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape, will wrap up the two-day event.
WHAT: Canada: Inclusion at a Crossroads 2018
WHERE: Helliwell Centre, Room 1014, Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building, 92 Scholar's Walk, York University Keele Campus (building number 32 on the map)
Day1 (Oct. 3, 11:30am to 1pm): Equity and Inclusion in the Era of Racial Backlash
Moderator: Michael F. Charles, executive director, Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
- Professor Enakshi Dua, School of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies, York University
- Sunil Gurmukh, Counsel, Ontario Human Rights Commission
- Arleen Huggins, partner, Koskie Minsky LLP
- Chizoba Imoka, PhD candidate, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, University of Toronto
- Kira Williams, PhD candidate, geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
Day 2 (Oct. 4, 12:30 to 2pm): Challenging Hate: Human Rights, Freedom, and Responsibilities
Moderator: Professor Lorne Sossin, Osgood Hall Law School
- Shaheen Azmi, director of policy, education, monitoring and outreach, Ontario Human Rights Commission
- Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, director, equality program, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
- Professor Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School
Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape
- York Professors Lorne Foster, Les Jacobs and Bobby Siu, along with Shaheen Azmi, director of policy, education, monitoring and outreach, Ontario Human Rights Commission have co-edited the book.
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