Join Amnesty International Toronto Group 164 and guest speaker Christina Clark-Kazak

Tuesday, 07 March, 2017
19:00

Amnesty International Toronto Group 164 invites you to join them at their monthly meeting and hear guest speaker Christina Clark-Kazak.

Christina Clark-Kazak will be speaking on "Trump's Executive Order and What we Can Do about it". She is Associate Professor of International Studies at York University's bilingual Glendon campus, the editor of the journal Refuge: A Canadian Journal for Refugees, and she has long been a leading member of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York.  Her first contact with refugee issues was as a member of Amnesty International's refugee assistance group in Ottawa.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7th at 7pm

WHERE: 171 Hampton Avenue - in the building behind St. Barnabas Church on Hampton Avenue, just south of Danforth.  The nearest subway stop is Chester.


Reconciliation and Indigenous Rights: Implementing the Colombian Peace Accord

Tuesday, 07 March, 2017
19:00-21:00

The Colombian government recently signed a peace accord with FARC rebels and initiated peace talks with ELN rebels, yet violence and human rights abuses continue in Colombia, particularly in areas of economic interest that are often in or near the territory of Indigenous Peoples.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Colombian Indigenous leader Luis Fernando Arias, during the Toronto stop of a Canadian visit co-sponsored by Amnesty International. Colombia’s Indigenous Peoples have suffered disproportionately during five decades of armed conflict in Colombia. The rights of Indigenous communities and their ability to access and use Colombia’s resource-rich land is central to a lasting peace.

Speakers:

  • Luis Fernando Arias - Indigenous leader of the Kankuamo people and Chief Counsel of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC).  
  • Terrylynn Brant - Turtle clan of the Mohawk Nation of Grand River, Six Nations and traditional Mohawk Seedkeeper.
  • With music by Ruben Esguerra - multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and arts educator born in Colombia.

Food and refreshments will be provided. 

When: Tuesday March 7th from 7 – 9 pm

Where: 100 St. George Street, Sidney Smith Hall 2098, University of Toronto – see map here 

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/674363736105131/