Media Advisory - Immigrant-Rights Activist Uzma Shakir to be Awarded Atkinson Fellowship

    TORONTO, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - Uzma Shakir will be awarded the Atkinson
Foundation's Economic Justice Fellowship at a ceremony this Friday in Toronto.
Ms. Shakir is a highly respected advocate for Ontario's newcomer communities
and an authority on today's immigrant experience. The Award will support
Ms. Shakir's speaking, writing and animating on issues of social inclusion and
the future of multiculturalism in Canada.

    What:  Uzma Shakir awarded Atkinson Foundation's Economic Justice

    Who:   Uzma Shakir, Atkinson Economic Justice Fellow
           Peter A. Armstrong, Atkinson Foundation President
           Charles E. Pascal, Atkinson Foundation Executive director
           Community leaders and stakeholders

    When:  Friday November 23, 2007,
           Formal presentation, speeches, at 5:00 PM (reception 4:00-6:00 PM)

    Where: Drake Hotel - 1150 Queen Street West (2 blocks east of Gladstone)

    Interviews available in English, French, and Urdu.
    Visuals: Presentation on stage of Award, packed room of diverse leaders.

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule an interview contact: Pedro
Barata, Atkinson Foundation, (416) 869-4800, (416) 302-7524 (cel)

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