The UNHCR reports that wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people than at any time in history to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere. The tragic boat sinkings in the Mediterranean and the Syrian refugee crisis has sparked a public awareness of this pressing issue, and a desire to respond.
This is why The Mosaic Institute would like to invite you to attend the 2016 Citizen Summit, a day-long conference that will feature speakers, exhibits, workshops, and other opportunities for you to explore in depth the global issue of refugees in the 21st Century.
The Summit will feature a keynote speech in the morning as well as a speaker panel in the afternoon.
In between those panels, you will also be able to attend interactive workshop sessions that will focus on one particular aspect of the issue. You will be informed by e-mail once the registration for workshop sessions has started (no additional fee).
Keynote speaker: Irwin Cotler (Founder and Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Emeritus Professor of Law at McGill University, former Member of Parliament, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, international human rights lawyer)
Dr. Anna Banerji (Director of Global and Indigenous Health at Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto)
Rivka Augenfeld (Former president of the Table de Concertation des Organisme au Service des Personnes Réfugiées et Immigrantes)
There will be two workshop sessions with the four following options for each session, allowing you to attend up to two different workshops. More information regarding registration to workshops will be communicated shortly.
Workshop 1: Refugee Settlement Through Community Involvement
Facilitator: Noor Din from Human Endeavour
Workshop 2: Dissecting the Canadian Immigration System's Role In the Plight of Refugees: Help or Hindrance?
Facilitator: Hazim Ismail
Workshop 3: Knowing yourself: Understanding Migration and Conflict Through Theatre and Dialogue
Facilitators: Anna Press and Julien Naggar
Workshop 4: Understanding and empowering grassroots refugee-support movements
Facilitators: Rania Younes and Derakhshan Qurban-Ali
For more information, including the Draft Agenda, please visit the event page here.
Please note that the entrance fee covers participation to the whole day of events, as well as lunch.
Student discounted tickets valid upon presentation of valid student ID card on the day of the event.
Tickets on the day of the event will be subject to availability, with a 5$ increase.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
If you purchased a student ticket, you will be required to show a valid piece of student id.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Julien Renvoisé, Citizen Summit Coordinator (Montréal-based): email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please either have a printed ticket with you, or have it ready to be displayed digitally.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds requested before 11:30pm on November 4, 2016 will be issued in full.