Agenda

Time Activity   Presenter
9- 10 am Registration & Coffee
10 am Opening Welcome
10:10- 11:15 am Opening Panel Discussion: Moving Forward on Indigenous Rights in Canada and Around the World Moderated by Doug Cuthand, Journalist, Saskatoon StarPhonenix

Dr. Priscilla Settee, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Israel Fayisa, Immigration Education Coordinator & Craig Benjamin, Amnesty International Canada Campaigner for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

11:15 -12:30 Workshop 1 1) The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action—Next Steps 1) Betty Ann Adam, Journalist & Craig Benjamin
2) Amnesty 101 – An Introduction to Amnesty International: The Basics 2) Libby Jeffrey, President, Amnesty International Group 91 Regina
3) The Path Forward: How Do We Honour the Rights of Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Other Migrants 3) Bill Rafoss, AI Canada Board Member + AI Group 33 Saskatoon Member; Doha Kharsa, Syrian Refugee;  Israel Feyisa
12:30 Lunch
1:30- 2:45 Workshop 2 1) After the Election: Implementing a Human Rights Agenda for Canada 1) Bill Rafoss; Xavier Fisher, Indigenous Students’ Council; & Jessa Pillipow, AI activist
2) Youth Activism in Amnesty International: How to Make a Difference in Your School and at University 2) Nathanael Bergbusch,  University of Regina AI group  & Maria Aman, U of AI group

 

3) Indigenous Land Rights are Human Rights: Sharing the Land with the Original Inhabitants 3) Craig Benjamin; Ben Ralston, University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre; & Helen Smith-McIntyre, Chair, AI Saskatoon Group 33 + a Past President of AI Canada
2:45 Refreshments
3- 4:15 Workshop 3 1) Using Social Media for Human Rights Activism: A How-to Seminar

 

 

1) Gord Barnes, Amnesty International Fieldworker (Regina) & Innah Gaspar, Amnesty International Canada Digital Communications Specialist
2) Stop Torture Now: Why is Torture Still Happening and What Can Be Done to Stop It? 2) Helen Smith-McIntyre, Chair, AI Saskatoon Group 33 + a Past President of AI Canada,  Israel Feyisa, Crystal Giesbrecht, AI Canada Fieldworker (Regina) & Libby Jeffrey
3) Pride Rights: Successes and Challenges for Gender and Sexual Equality 3) Moderated by Don Cochrane

Jack Saddleback, President, University of Saskatoon Students Union & Rachel Loewen Walker, Executive Director, OUTSaskatoon

4:15- 4:45 Mix & Mingle Sign petitions, bid on silent auction items, shop for merchandise, and make connections with fellow activists!
4:45- 5 Closing
Optional Supper & Social to Follow

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