First Canada Lecture - Contribution of cultural communities to Canadian
history and identity

Halifax, Dalhousie University, March 11, 2010

TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is pleased to announce its first Canada Lecture, which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 11, 2010.

The Canada Lecture brings distinguished Canadians to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues related to racism and racial discrimination in our society. The event provides a forum for addressing ways and challenges to confronting and eliminating racism in all of its manifestations, and serves as a unique medium for sharing views, experiences and visions about Canadian identity.

The 2010 Canada Lecture will feature two prominent speakers: the Hon. Jean Augustine, Ontario Fairness Commissioner and former Minister of State for Multiculturalism, and Jack Jedwab, sociologist and Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies. "We are pleased and excited to have Jean Augustine and Jack Jedwab as our first guest speakers for this event. Their work and contribution over the many years has enhanced our knowledge and appreciation of Canadian society," says Ayman Al-Yassini, CRRF's Executive Director.

The discussion will focus on the Contribution of Cultural Communities to Canadian History. It will be moderated by Costas Halavrezos, host of CBC Radio One's "Maritime Soon."

The lecture will commence at 6 PM at Dalhousie University, Scotiabank Auditorium in the Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building - 6135 University Ave. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation

For further information: For further information: Aren Sarikyan, Project Associate, Tél: (416) 952-8360, 1-888-240-4936,; Dominique Etienne, Communications-Social Development, Tél: (416) 952-8171, 1-888-240-4936,

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