GlobalFest’s Human Rights Forum - Day 3 Topic: “Cultural Healing: Reconnecting with Lost Heritage”

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For Immediate Release: August 18

 

GlobalFest’s Human Rights Forum - Day 3

Topic: “Cultural Healing: Reconnecting with Lost Heritage”

(Calgary, AB, August 18, 2015)

What:

Come out tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19 to John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library and see attending Calgarians actively participate and discuss community leaders’ personal experiences in a 30 minute question and answer period, following a panel discussion.

GlobalFest’s annual Human Rights Forum presented by TD continues with the topic of “Cultural Healing: Reconnecting with Lost Heritage”. The Human Rights Forum begins the third of its five-day sessions featuring Arthemon Rurangwa speaking on “The Rwandan Genocide”, Anthony Chim speaking to the “Vietnamese Journey to Freedom Day”, and Victoria Norris on the “Metis: Looking Back, Moving Forward”. Collectively, these speakers will share their personal stories and experiences, offering insight into the ways in which these cultures are healing and moving forward from cultural trauma.

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:

               Wednesday, August 19 from 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Where:

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

Who:

Arthemon Rurangwa has spent the last twenty years getting involved with issues related to genocide survivors in Quebec, Ontario, and Edmonton. The 1994 genocide of Rwanda was the greatest slaughter of human beings since the Holocaust; both Arthemon and his wife lost family members during these tragic events.

Anthony Chim was born in Vietnam, and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. He is an experienced educator and school administrator in Southern Alberta, the former Principal of The Third Academy North and Principal of New Kanata Academy, and the Executive Director of Calgary Vietnamese Television.

Victoria Norris is actively involved in her Metis community and the greater Aboriginal community in Calgary. She has been the Aboriginal representative on various committees and boards over the years, and is the Aboriginal representative for her union Public Service Alliance Canada, Human Rights Committee. 

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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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