Living Together Symposium bringing Haligonians in conversation about Canadian values

HALIFAX, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is hosting the "Halifax Living Together Symposium" – part of a series of cross-country events – on Monday, June 6, 2016. The interactive event is an invitation to individuals, community and faith leaders, academics and diversity champions to explore Canadian values and identity, while contributing a vision for Halifax and Canada.

"We need to keep striving towards a future for Halifax that reflects our diverse ethnocultural communities and Indigenous peoples," said Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF. "Having open conversations about identity, belonging and faith is crucial so that we can work together as we create an inclusive, harmonious society."

WHO:

Stephen Law (moderator) Conflict Mediator, Emerge International


Ilhem Dedekhani, Community Educator, Multicultural Association of Pictou County


Tracey Jones-Grant, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Government Relations and External Affairs, Halifax Regional Municipality


Catherine Martin, Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University


Lindell Smith, Community Library Assistant, Halifax North Branch Library



WHEN:

Monday, June 6, 2016


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADT



WHERE:

St. Mary's Boat Club – 1641 Fairfield Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 4E8




 

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/halifax-living-together-symposium-tickets-20976849321?ref=ebtn

About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is a Crown Corporation dedicated to working towards the elimination of racial discrimination. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social harmony and dignity for all Canadians. The CRRF does this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership, informing national policies and public conversation, and acting as a resource and facilitator.

SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation

For further information: Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF, abromberg@crrf-fcrr.ca, 416-508-9033

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