The Mayor's National Summit on Racial Inclusion
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Due to overwhelming support for ONE: The Mayor’s National Summit on Racial Inclusion, registration for Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th is at capacity.
Live streaming of the opening evening on Thursday, September 17th 7:00PM - 9:00PM CST and Friday, September 18th from 10:30AM – 12:00PM (break for lunch) 1:30PM – 4:00PM CST has been setup for your viewing. We hope you’ll log in and join us.
To encourage Canadians to take action against racism, ONE: The Mayor’s National Summit on Racial Inclusion is a partnership led by the City of Winnipeg and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. In joining forces, we believe we will be able to contribute to the national dialogue with positive solutions to help bring us all together as ONE.
The focus of the inaugural ONE Summit is to begin the process of building an extensive network of leaders and thinkers dedicated to generating ideas of inclusion that can ultimately be embraced by individuals and organizations across the country.
“To encourage profound change, the ONE Summit has got to be more than a discussion group,” said Winnipeg Mayor, Brian Bowman. “It has got to identify initiatives that are already working and develop new and sharable ideas to encourage respect and tolerance across our nation.”
Join us opening night – Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. for a free-of-charge panel discussion featuring Giller-prize winning author, Joseph Boyden, who created the story behind “Going Home Star”, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s production about Indian Residential Schools.
His keynote will be followed by a discussion with civil rights leader and personal friend of Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. Gerald Durley from Atlanta, Georgia along with Manitoba Treaty Commissioner James Wilson, and Nigerian-born comedian and speaker, Aisha Alfa.
Online pre-registration is required through 1winnipeg.ca.
On Friday, September 18th, workshops get underway at 8:30 a.m. and will focus on the themes of recognizing racism, good practices in promoting healthy race relations, and moving forward toward inclusion and reconciliation. Cost: $50 per person / $25 for students.
Panelists include the Very Reverend Stan McKay from Fisher River Cree Nation, a former moderator of the United Church of Canada and the first Aboriginal leader of a Canadian Protestant church; Charlene Hay, former executive director of the Edmonton-based Centre for Race and Culture; Angela Sterritt, journalist and filmmaker from Gitxsan First Nation in B.C., among others. Ry Moran, director of the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba, will act as a moderator, along with Aisha Alfa.
A French panel discussion, “Contre Racisme: Améliorer le respect de la diversité”, will be moderated by Radio-Canada's Martine Bourdeleau and will include Montreal's Dalila Awada, who has been the face of the hijab for many in Quebec’s Muslim community; Winnipeg's Ibrahima Diallo, who has become a voice for Franco Manitobans since immigrating from Senegal; and Haitian-born Alix Jean-Paul, a Winnipeg educator and community development worker.
Be a part of the change today!
Additional passes have been set aside for those requiring financial assistance to ensure participation by all, regardless of ability to pay.