Organization: African Canadian Resource Network Sask Inc.
ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS VALUES –
EQUALITY OF DIGNITY & OPPORTUNITIES…
AN INTER-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE – ADDRESSING THE HUMAN, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COST OF THE INTERSECTION OF OPPRESSION BASED ON PERCEIVED "RACE", GENDER AND RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES EXPERIENCED BY AND IN AFRICAN DESCENT, OTHER MARGINALIZED & IMMIGRANTS COMMUNITIES IN CANADA
May 23, 24, 25, 2019 – Regina, Saskatchewan - Canada
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
MAIN THEME: Exposing and addressing the human, social and economic cost of the intersection of oppression based on perceived “race”, gender and religious differences.
This conference will build on a community participatory action research project funded by the Government of Canada – Canadian Heritage Department that is implemented in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia (2017 to March 2020). It will highlight the human, social and economic cost of the intersection of oppression, critical anti-oppressive theory and practice plus initiatives aimed at advancing equality of human worth and dignity, opportunities and, the full participation of African Descent Canadians, the Indigenous peoples, New-comers and other historically marginalized communities such as Ukrainian Canadians.
Conference presentations, discussion panels, workshops and posters may also be developed and presented around any of the following sub-themes.
1. Canada’s leadership in advancing human rights values, responsibilities and related benefits
2. Progress, challenges and living up to signed commitments: 70 Years (1948-2018) since the Universal Declaration of Human rights; 40 years ( 1978-2018) since UNESCO Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice, and more recently UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) – Examples of creative initiatives framed within post-modernism and critical social theory that incorporate language and discourse.
3. People and Human Dignity, Human Resource and Canada’s future: Immigration, settlement and harmonious integration with the Indigenous peoples and established communities.
4. The international decade of people of African descent (2015-2024): the history, contributions, status and challenges, including identity crisis, internalized oppression coupled with other levels and forms in Canada and beyond.
5. Strategies for collaboration across human and cultural differences: Stories from Indigenous Peoples, African and Ukrainian descent Canadian Communities along with others that have historically and continue to experience oppression.
Submission of Abstracts and Deadline
If you are interested in presenting a paper, workshop, panel discussion, different forms of art or poster at this conference, please submit:
1. an abstract of no more than 250 words describing your proposal; and
2. a biographic description of yourself and co-authors in 10 lines (word format) to:
Dr. Christine Lwanga, Co-Principal Researcher at: ChristineLwanga@umanitoba.ca
Deadline for submitting abstracts: March 15, 2019
· African Canadian Resource Network Inc. (ACRN)
105-1860 Lorne Street,
Regina SK., Canada
Phone #: 1-306-359-8227
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with the Principal & Co-Investigators and Project Advisory Committee Member Agencies:
· Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba, Manitoba
· Faculty of Education and Social Work, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC
· Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC)
· Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS)
· African Descent Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dr. Christine Lwanga