OCASI Frontline Town Hall - May 2020

OCASI invites you to the May 2020 OCASI Virtual Town Hall Meetings for frontline staff at OCASI member agencies.

These sessions are organized in response to popular demand from the virtual townhall meetings OCASI organized in April 2020.

The meetings are hosted by Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of OCASI.

They will feature Shalini Konanur, Executive Director of South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (May 12) and Avvy Go, Clinic Director of Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (May 15) as content experts to answer questions from participants.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 90

On the first day of January as I waited for glimpses of a dawning day through a south facing window, I was struck by feelings of anticipation that I was having that is highly unusual for me at the start of a new year. In the past it was more about remembering to change the year when writing the date and otherwise it was just another day, albeit without the hangovers of my younger years.

In the Field Newsletter Volume 88

During this time of year, I remember and hold space for all those who are affected by war and political upheaval and persecution. Today I remember the peoples of the global south from South Sudan to Congo. From Bolivia to Haiti. From Hong Kong to West Papua. And I also remember the people here in Canada – First Peoples fighting for clean drinking water and to maintain their rights as keepers of these lands. My thoughts today as I write this are with Human Rights Defenders all over the globe.