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.

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Atheist & Secular Movements in Canada


Dr. Elliot Hanowski

May 10, 2017, Morden, MB.// Dr. Elliot Hanowski of the University of Manitoba will be in Morden on May 24 at 7 pm presenting on the history of Atheist and Secular movements in Canada.

The eighth in a FREE educational series on human diversity that started back in 2015, the presentation will investigate beliefs, actions, motivations and the social context of these movements.

“Several of the past eight Diversitas presentations have focused on understanding certain types of faith,” said Diversitas founder Peter Cantelon. “With this presentation we have an opportunity to better understand those movements that self-identify as non-faith or secular. This is incredibly important in our age and context, especially considering the significant contributions atheism and secularism have brought to Canada and the world.”

As with previous presentations the audience will have an opportunity to engage Dr. Hanowski during a question and answer period as well as a chance to meet with him after the presentation.

Diversitas was started by Peter Cantelon in 2015 with the intent of offering educational presentations on human diversity. The core belief of Diversitas is that diversity is a strength and education about diversity can lead to increased tolerance between people and ultimately peace.

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PHOTO: Dr. Elliot Hanowski