GlobalFest’s Human Rights Forum - Day 1 Topic: “Radicalization: A Global Crisis – National Challenge and Local Impact”

Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: August 16

 

GlobalFest’s Human Rights Forum - Day 1

Topic: “Radicalization: A Global Crisis – National Challenge and Local Impact”

(Calgary, AB, August 16, 2015)

What:

Come out tomorrow, Monday, August 17 to John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library and see attending Calgarians actively participate and discuss with community leaders and academic experts the topic of radicalization in a 30 minute question and answer period, following a panel discussion.

GlobalFest’s annual Human Rights Forum presented by TD begins with the topic of “Radicalization: A Global Crisis – National Challenge and Local Impact”. The Human Rights Forum begins the first of its five-day sessions featuring Dr. Salim Mansur from the University of Western Ontario, and Staff Sergeant Clare Smart with other representatives from the Calgary Police Service spearheading a ReDirect Strategy to prevent the radicalization of youth and young adults in Calgary. Collectively, these speakers will discuss the relevant topic of radicalization at local, national, and international levels.

The Human Rights Forum is free and open to the public, with a free lunch offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information on the Human Rights Forum, visit globalfest.ca

For more Human Rights Forum information or to book interviews, please contact:

Samantha Bahan

Program Assistant, GlobalFest

C: (403) 462-4001

samanthab@globalfest.ca

 

When:

               Monday, August 17 from 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Where:

               John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library – 616 McLeod Trail SE

Who:

Dr. Salim Mansur is an Associate Professor in the faculty of social sciences at the University of Western Ontario, London, and teaches in the department of political science. Mansur was born in Calcutta, India, and moved to Canada where he completed his studies receiving a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto.

Staff Sergeant Clare Smart joined the Calgary Police Service in 1996 and has worked in a variety of areas such as general patrol, criminal investigations, and community policing. Clare recently became part of a team tasked with developing a ReDirect Strategy that seeks to prevent the radicalization of youth and young adults toward violent extremism.

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GlobalFest is a not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary's cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities locally and across the globe. We are committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta's reputation as a truly international destination.

 

For more Human Rights Forum information or to book interviews, please contact:

Samantha Bahan

Program Assistant, GlobalFest

C: (403) 462-4001

samanthab@globalfest.ca

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