Alberta Human Rights Information Service August 11, 2014

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2014 
August 11 to 15, 2014

The GlobalFest Human Rights Forum 2014, which is being held from August 11 to 15, 2014 in Calgary, is presented by TD as part of the annual GlobalFest celebrations. The goal of the forum is to promote diversity, cross-cultural respect, and equality to encourage systemic change across the Canadian community in a positive and safe environment. This goal aligns closely with the Alberta Human Rights Commission's two-fold mandate of fostering equality and reducing discrimination. The forum topics are structured around the UNESCO Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD). The Commission has been involved with CCMARD since 2007.

The Chief of the Commission and Tribunals, Mr. Robert Philp, Queen's Counsel, will be offering the keynote address on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mr. Philp's presentation, Justice - Fighting Inequality by Engaging the Marginalized, will focus on strategies for engaging marginalized populations in order to address inequities and find solutions for a more inclusive and just society.

The forum will host guest speakers daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Commission staff will be in attendance daily with information and resources on human rights and the programs and services offered by the Commission. The forum will be held in the John Dutton Theatre at the Calgary Public Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and admission is free. Complimentary lunch is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. You can read more about the forum.


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