6 Degrees, September 21-23 & October 15

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6 Degrees is a project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC)

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6 Degrees convenes emerging and established leaders to explore and interrogate questions of citizenship and inclusion through a powerful network and a global forum that creates connections, conversations, and action. We aim to turn allies into actors through campaigns that motivate positive change in policy, attitudes, and behaviour.

This edition of 6 Degrees in September 2020 will be our first digital-only forum, and will allow for a truly global exchange of ideas, perspectives, and tactics. Both the pandemic, and the powerful movements for change happening around the world, are redefining how we interact with each other, how we run our businesses and governments, and who makes decisions for the public good. At a time when the forces of exclusion, discrimination, and hate continue to gain strength all over the world, we must choose inclusion as a pillar for the world we want to create.

6 Degrees explores how making this meaningful change requires diverse people from many backgrounds — policy-makers and protestors, administrators and activists, insiders and outsiders — to work together. It’s about dismantling the false dichotomy between overhauling a system entirely, or changing it piece by piece from within.

6 Degrees will feature the 18th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, the 5th Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship, an online-only version of our unique global 360 conversation, the 18th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture: A Response and international coffeehouses with leaders from around the globe. Events will be offered in English and French.


Monday, September 21

Tuesday, September 22

Wednesday, September 23

Thursday, October 15

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