Public Dialogue on Human Rights in Vancouver

DateThursday, 12 September 2019
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
LocationMorris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

The SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue invites you to join them and their honoured guest, soon-to-be Human Rights Commisioner of BC, Kasari Govender for the inaugural Simces & Rabkin Family Dialogue on Human Rights: From Hate to Hope in a Digital Age.

Statistics Canada released data in 2017 spotlighting a disturbing 47 per cent increase in hate crime in Canada from the previous year. Online hate speech is on the rise with much evidence showing that groups targeted online are also targeted in-person. In a digital age that allows anyone with a device and an internet connection to become an amateur public broadcaster, online posts and comments are becoming increasingly provocative and polarizing.

Other human rights and social media leaders participating in this conversation will include: Dr. Clint Curle (Senior Advisor to the President, Canadian Museum for Human Rights), Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan (Director of Inter-Religious Studies at Vancouver School of Theology), and a representative from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

Participation in this dialogue is free but registration is required. A reception will follow the dialogue. RSVP on Eventbrite by September 6, 2019. Please contact if you have any questions regarding the event.