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Niagara Forum on Migrant Worker Issues
Niagara Forum on Migrant Worker Issues @ Brock University
Dec 3 all-day
This full-day meeting will offer an opportunity for migrant workers to gather together with other participants (including advocates for migrant justice, front-line workers involved in settlement or other service delivery, and those involved in human rights or labour organizing) and share information and strategies on providing support to and advocating for the rights of migrant workers. This meeting takes place directly after the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation. The objectives of the meeting are to: Create a space for sharing and learning among migrant workers, grassroots support groups, social service providers and migrant rights advocates Offer practical information to migrant workers Share strategies and solutions for case work with migrant workers Discuss policy advocacy and common campaign strategies Provide an opportunity for networking among migrant workers and individuals and groups working on issues related to migrant workers You should attend this meeting if you are: A migrant worker in Canada An advocate for migrant justice and human rights A front-line worker in settlement or other support service delivery involved in the movement for worker’s rights Please note that this forum is not appropriate for employers, recruiters or immigration consultants who work with migrant workers on a for-profit basis. This meeting is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.
Forum on Human Trafficking Issues 9:00 am
Forum on Human Trafficking Issues @ Brock University
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
The annual Forum provides a space for networking, sharing information, tools and strategies to better meet the needs of trafficked persons and those in potential trafficking situations in Canada. The Forum also identifies and analyzes policy concerns as advocacy to protect the rights of trafficked persons. The Forum seeks to increase public awareness of trafficking. This full-day meeting takes place directly after the Canadian Council for Refugees Fall Consultation. You should attend this meeting if you are: Involved in the movement against human trafficking as an organization or individual A front-line worker in settlement or other support service delivery working with trafficked persons, including trafficked non-citizens An advocate for migrant workers, social justice, human rights A person with lived experience in a trafficking situation An academic, researcher or other stakeholder interested in acting in response to trafficking issues Some of the issues and practical topics for discussion include: Trends, emerging needs, and issues affecting trafficked persons, including trafficked non-citizens The root causes of trafficking and the impact of policy How to respond to situations across the spectrum of exploitation (sharing of cases studies, effective resources and best practices) Building a national advocacy strategy to protect trafficked persons How to be an advocate (working with police, the legal system, government institutions and the media), and create effective community response maps This meeting is hosted by the Canadian Council for Refugees.
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SJRI Art, Archives and Affinities IV 2:00 pm
SJRI Art, Archives and Affinities IV @ Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Room 156
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please join the Social Justice Research Institute at their annual celebration of the Humanities! Presentations and discussions will include: Panel discussion on social justice based theatre productions. Panelists will include Donna-Michelle St. Bernard (Governor General’s award winning playwright, whose play Cake will run at Theatre Passe Muraille from 17 November to 3 December) and Jonathan Brower (SJES student and playwright whose play Oblivion explores dilemmas of queer people negotiating their relationships to faith and faith communities) Panel discussion on the Brightside Neighbourhood Project, an oral history project. Panelists will include Simon Orpana (postdoc at Brock University and author of graphic novel/comic book Showdown!) and Matt McInnes (collaborator on the Brightside project). Brock University Faculty Panel including Natalie Alvarez from Dramatic Arts who will be speaking about a join SSHRC-funded project with Yasmine Kandil. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. This event is hosted by the Social Justice Research Institute.
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You Are How You Eat: Food, Culture, and Social Inequality 12:00 pm
You Are How You Eat: Food, Culture, and Social Inequality @ Online
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Though the need to eat is certainly a constant, ideas about food and how we cook, eat, and share it are constantly shifting. The culture of food both reflects and help to shape our society. For the past 20 years, interest in food — from the Food Network to an exploding restaurant culture to an increase in appreciation for home cooking — has been on the ascent. This has been buoyed by a multi-faceted “food movement” that contains everyone from farmers to chefs concerned eaters to health and food justice activists. Though there are synergies and momentum toward progressive change building within this movement, there are also complex dynamics related to race, class, gender, and social inequality. Sociologist Alice Julier has looked at subjects ranging from food as a vehicle for gentrification to how race, gender, and socio-economic experience reveal themselves around the dinner table. In this webinar, Alice will dig into how inequality plays out through a variety of aspects of our current food culture. This webinar is hosted by Community Food Centres Canada.
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“I Am a Person with Dementia and a Person with Rights”: Learning to Practice from a Human Rights Perspective 12:00 pm
“I Am a Person with Dementia and a Person with Rights”: Learning to Practice from a Human Rights Perspective @ Online
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Participants in this webinar will: Learn an overview of the human rights’ movement in Canada, including recent developments and engagement with the United Nations Be encouraged to consider how our human rights apply to people living with a dementia Hear personal stories and case examples that illustrate common instances of discrimination and abuse of human rights that occur regularly in our health and social care systems Presenter: Phyllis Fehr M.L.A., R.N., S.A.N.E., Advocate, Ontario Dementia Advisory Group board member, Dementia Alliance International board member This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Dec
12
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You Are How You Eat: Food, Culture, and Social Inequality @ Online
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Though the need to eat is certainly a constant, ideas about food and how we cook, eat, and share it are constantly shifting. The culture of food both reflects and help to shape our society.

For the past 20 years, interest in food — from the Food Network to an exploding restaurant culture to an increase in appreciation for home cooking — has been on the ascent. This has been buoyed by a multi-faceted “food movement” that contains everyone from farmers to chefs concerned eaters to health and food justice activists.

Though there are synergies and momentum toward progressive change building within this movement, there are also complex dynamics related to race, class, gender, and social inequality.

Sociologist Alice Julier has looked at subjects ranging from food as a vehicle for gentrification to how race, gender, and socio-economic experience reveal themselves around the dinner table.

In this webinar, Alice will dig into how inequality plays out through a variety of aspects of our current food culture.

This webinar is hosted by Community Food Centres Canada.

Dec
13
Wed
“I Am a Person with Dementia and a Person with Rights”: Learning to Practice from a Human Rights Perspective @ Online
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Participants in this webinar will:

  1. Learn an overview of the human rights’ movement in Canada, including recent developments and engagement with the United Nations
  2. Be encouraged to consider how our human rights apply to people living with a dementia
  3. Hear personal stories and case examples that illustrate common instances of discrimination and abuse of human rights that occur regularly in our health and social care systems

Presenter: Phyllis Fehr M.L.A., R.N., S.A.N.E., Advocate, Ontario Dementia Advisory Group board member, Dementia Alliance International board member

This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.

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