Issues of diversity and inclusion are front and centre in today’s culture. As our population diversifies, it’s important to prepare for culture shifts and to engage empathetically with a diverse group of people. Looking at the hurdles towards inclusion, this talk looks to break down those barriers and encourage inclusion on all levels. This presentation positions inclusion as a benchmark and pathway to success for business, institutions and the broader culture. Jesse Wente offers up key strategies to increasing inclusion and diversity.
The Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in many ways focused on language. In this talk, Dr. Jane Griffith will share her research on English language instruction in Indian residential schools, revealing attempts at linguicide--what Andrea Bear Nicholas defines as killing a language, not (necessarily) the speaker.
Conrad Grebel University College and Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre present a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.