January 21, 2022
Humanities, Indigenous Studies, Public History, Public Policy, Sociology
Following three successful and impactful days of debate and dialogue, the fourth and final convening of the Reconciling Multiculturalism in Today's Canada symposium will take place on January 21st, 2022.
Registering for this virtual symposium is easy: Our events are free-of-cost, open to all, and registering itself takes less than a minute! Just visit https://m50.artsrn.ualberta.ca/register-2/. Registration is mandatory in order to receive the Zoom meeting link!
January 21, 2022: Schedule
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM MST (UTC -7)
A dialogue between academics, community stakeholders, activists, and members of the interested public on what ‘multicultural policy’ looks like on the ground in a present-day Canadian city, how efforts towards truth and reconciliation have both failed and succeeded, and how individuals and institutions might strive to foster genuine intercultural connections. Particular attention will be given to the continued negation of Indigenous voices in multicultural discussions, and how grassroots resistance to this silencing has brought communities together.
Contributors include Angelica Quesada (Director – Research & Evaluation, John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights), Dr. Dwayne Donald (Professor -- University of Alberta Faculty of Education), Karrie Auger (Acting Senior Manager – Indigenous Relations & Supports, NorQuest College), Alphonse Ndem Ahola (Executive Director – Francophonie Albertaine Plurielle), Ifeoma Chinwuba (University of Alberta Writer-in-Residence), and Larisa Hayduk & Maryna Chernyavska (Indigenous Ukrainian Relationship Building Initiative).
YouTube stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnQV7QIocho
4:00 - 5:30 PM MST (UTC -7)
"The Past is Our Present" with Louise Bernice Halfe
Distinguished Plains Cree writer and current Parliamentary Library Poet Laureate Dr. Louise Halfe (Sky Dancer) will delve into several of her works to illustrate encounters with multiculturalism and the devastating impacts of cultural loss. A Q&A period will follow the presentation.
YouTube stream: https://youtu.be/7yNcMgF875Q
You can learn about the symposium's aims here.