Guest lecturer Ratna Omidvar speaks on exile and belonging
TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Maytree president and immigration and settlement advocate, Ratna Omidvar, will deliver the fourth annual June Callwood Lecture on Thursday, May 13 at 7.30 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library. She will speak about her journey from exile to belonging, from refugee's perspective to one of leading social activist creating opportunities for a better Canada.
The annual June Callwood Lecture honours the life and legacy of journalist, author and social activist June Callwood (1924-2007). It provides a platform for the exploration and discussion of contemporary social justice issues.
What: Fourth Annual June Callwood Lecture: A Canadian in the Making
Where: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
When: Thursday, May 13, 2010, 7:30 pm (Doors/cash bar open at
Who: Guest speaker: Ratna Omidvar
Music: Dan Hill
Dan Hill joins a prestigious list of social activist, singer/songwriters who have performed at the annual lecture, including Molly Johnson, Jon Brooks and Lorraine Segato.
Previous speakers at the annual lecture have been human rights activist Sally Armstrong, lawyer James Lockyer and theologian and social activist Mary Jo Leddy.
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SOURCE Toronto Public Library
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