HALIFAX, NS, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is hosting the “Halifax Living Together Symposium” – part of a series of cross-country events – on Monday, June 6, 2016. The interactive event is an invitation to individuals, community and faith leaders, academics and diversity champions to explore Canadian values and identity, while contributing a vision for Halifax and Canada.
“We need to keep striving towards a future for Halifax that reflects our diverse ethnocultural communities and Indigenous peoples,” said Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF. “Having open conversations about identity, belonging and faith is crucial so that we can work together as we create an inclusive, harmonious society.”
WHO: Stephen Law (moderator) Conflict Mediator, Emerge International; Ilhem Dedekhani, Community Educator, Multicultural Association of Pictou County; Tracey Jones-Grant, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Government Relations and External Affairs, Halifax Regional Municipality; Catherine Martin, Nancy’s Chair in Women’s Studies, Mount Saint Vincent University; Lindell Smith, Community Library Assistant, Halifax North Branch Library
WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADT
WHERE: St. Mary’s Boat Club – 1641 Fairfield Rd., Halifax, NS B3H 4E8
About the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is a Crown Corporation dedicated to working towards the elimination of racial discrimination. Its mission is to advance Canadian identity in the pursuit of positive race relations, equity, fairness, social harmony and dignity for all Canadians. The CRRF does this by providing independent, outspoken national leadership, informing national policies and public conversation, and acting as a resource and facilitator.
For more information, contact: Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, CRRF , 416-508-9033