From Remembrance To Reconciliation



A Community Dialogue on Reparations and Reconciliation
November 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Osgoode Professional Development
1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2602, Toronto, Ontario

2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

Far too many Canadians – including many peoples of colour and First Nations Peoples, are unaware of the Canadian history of colonization of the Indigenous peoples and the exclusion of communities of colour. Our lack of understanding of these parallel histories has stood in the way of fostering positive relationships among First Peoples and peoples of colour, while contributing to the continuing discrimination and marginalization of these communities in Canadian society.

Please join us for a half-day of dialogue to build solidarity and a common understanding of our communities' unique and shared histories and our common and parallel struggles for justice - all in order to achieve truth, reconciliation and good relations going forward.

Keynote Speaker The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Commissioner,
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Panel Presentation:
Krystine Abel, Student and member of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Akua Benjamin, Professor, Ryerson University
Ali Kazimi, Filmmaker, Professor, York University
Winnie Ng, CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy

Honorary Witnesses
Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

This event is co-organized by: Colour of Poverty/Colour of Change, OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Ontario Human Rights Commission and Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and is sponsored by Osgoode Hall Law School York University.

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