Wab Kinew on Residential Schools

wab-kinewOn October 30 at 7 pm there will be a presentation on the Residential School system in Canada by Wab Kinew.

Wab Kinew (pron: WOB ka-NOO) was named by the National Post as “an aboriginal leader seeking to engage with Canadians at large”. He is the MLA for Fort Rouge in Manitoba and the author of the award winning Number 1 national bestseller “The Reason You Walk: A Memoir.” Wab is a former, host of the documentary series “8th Fire” and past host CBC’s Canada Reads literary competition. Wab is also an Honourary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. first Director of Indigenous Inclusion. He has been the Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations at The University of Winnipeg since 2014.

This is a FREE event which will take place in the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s Aquasaur Theatre. For more information visit http://www.Facebook.com/D1versitas or email info@diversitas.ca

Being Palestinian

Idris-ElbakriBeing Palestinian.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Idris Elbakri, past president of the Manitoba Islamic Association, become our first return speaker. He will speak about the experience growing up Palestinian and the state of affairs between Palestine and Israel today.

Joining Dr. Elbakri are special guests from Mennonite Central Committee including executive director Darryl Loewen and Joanna Hiebert Bergen MCC Representative for Palestine/Israel who will speak about her work and experience with Palestine and Israel.

WHEN:    January 24 at 7 pm.
WHERE: Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Aquasaur Theatre

Immigrants & Refugees: The Impact

Diversitas Presents three Amazing Speakers. One hot topic.

(L to R) Dorota Blumczynska, Executive Director, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM); Abdikheir Ahmed, Director, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW); Dr. Shauna Labman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

The FREE event will be held at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s Aquasaur Theatre with an opportunity for Q&A afterward. All welcome.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/d1versitas/ for more info.