The Refugee Experience: Settlement & Integration with Robert Philp, Marjorie MacRae, Roda Siad, Aileen Astudillo, and Honourable Ricardo Miranda

What: Human Rights Forum presented by TD: The Refugee Experience: Settlement & Intergration
Where: Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre (616 Macleod Trail SE)
When: Monday, August 18th – 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Who: Robert Philp, Marjorie MacRae, Roda Siad, and Aileen Astudillo
(Calgary, AB – August 17, 2016) – With the recent influx of Syrian refugees this past year, the Human Rights Forum presented by TD will feature several panellists who will share their perspectives and recent experiences observing and helping refugees and refugee families in their transition to Canadian life.
The speakers that will be featured in this panel discussion include Moderator, Alberta Human Rights Commission, Robert Philp; Marjorie MacRae, Refugee Sponsorship Initiative; Roda Siad, Documentary Filmmaker and Community Developer; and Aileen Astudillo, Cargill High River; and the Honourable Ricardo Miranda, Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism.
The Human Rights Forum presented by TD is a free to attend panel discussion held at the Calgary Public Library’s John Dutton Theatre and has been offered as a part of GlobalFest’s programming since 2007. Recognized as an excellent platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and practical solutions necessary to address issues of racism and discrimination, the Human Rights Forum presented by TD encourages systemic change across the Canadian community in a positive and safe environment.
For additional information, please contact
Bryan Francisco
Program Manager
P: 403.569.9679 | F: 403.569.9601
Sophia Ear
Project Coordinator
P: 403.569.9679 | F: 403.569.9601
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.
GlobalFest, August 18-27, 2016, will host five countries of the Americas to participate in the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival in an explosive display of multiculturalism: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, USA, and Canada’s renowned Finale display. GlobalFest is host to numerous other exciting events alongside its world-renowned and award-winning pyromusical fireworks display: a thought-provoking, multi-day Human Rights Forum presented by TD that tackles issues such as racism, discrimination, and cultural inclusion; the Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival featuring cultural pavilions, ethnic food vendors, citizenship ceremony; and a night market displaying artisanal works from a variety of vendors. A schedule for these events can be found on GlobalFest’s website:

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