GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2017 - Presented by UNAC Calgary

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John Dutton Theatre
Calgary, Alberta, CA

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GlobalFest 2017 Human Rights Forum presented by UNAC Calgary

FREE EVENT catered by Aahksoyo'p Indigenous Comfort Food

Please join us August 8-12th for the GlobalFest 2017 Human Rights Forum presented by UNAC Calgary.

The Human Rights Forum has been offered since 2007 as part of GlobalFest's programming to promote diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community. Our annual Human Rights Forum topics are structured around UNESCO's Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.

Recognized as an excellent platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and practical solutions necessary to address issues of racism and discrimination, the Human Rights Forum presented by UNAC Calgary encourages systemic change across the Canadian community in a positive and safe environment.

This years focus is Indigenous themes. Below is a list and times for the Forum.

Tuesday, August 8 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
The Indigenous Labor Force: Barriers and Paths to Success

Explore how education and career options have changed for today’s Indigenous youth, and how they will play a significant role in Canada’s future workforce.

Wednesday August 9 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Exploring Sustainable Solutions: Indigenous Resource Development and Asset Management

Explore how Indigenous communities approach natural resources use within he context of economic development

Thursday, August 10 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
The Indigenous Offender: The Over-representation in Canada’s Correctional Facilities

Learn more about how intergenerational trauma and race relations have impacted the incarceration rates of Canada’s Indigenous populations.

Friday, August 11 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Two Spirited: Exploring Gender Identity from an Indigenous Lens

Explore sexuality, gender identity, and LGBTQ rights from an Indigenous perspective.

Saturday, August 12 | 11:00AM– 1:00 PM
The GlobalFest Indigenous Urban Arts Program: Seeking Reconciliation

Celebrate GlobalFest’s Urban Arts Program as artist share their journey of reconciliation through collective learning and professional development: music, dance, visual art, and spoken word poetry.