I am sending this email on behalf of the O'Brien Graduate Fellowships and the McGill University's Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
The application period for the 2021 O'Brien Graduate Fellowships at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University, Faculty of Law are now open.
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The Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) at McGill University, Scholars at Risk (SAR) Canada, and our partners, invite you to a film screening of NASRIN, a documentary about one of the world's most courageous human rights activists and political prisoners, Iranian human rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh. A panel discussion of international experts in Nasrin's case (Homa Hoodfar, Jeff Kaufman, Hon. Irwin Cotler, PC, OC, OQ) will follow the screening.
Registration is required, but both events are free and open to all. Please share widely.
Film screening: 5:30 ET
Panel discussion: 7:00 ET
These start times are in Eastern Standard Time and take into account the time change from EDT to EST.
Questions for the panelists are welcome in advance of the screening: human.rights(a)mcgill.ca<mailto:email@example.com>.
We look forward to having you with us for this important event. A poster is attached.
The CHRLP and SAR Canada teams
The Atlantic Human Rights Centre (AHRC) invites you to the 2020 Vigod Memorial Lecture "From Hate to Hope in The Digital Age" with Marc- Alain Mallet, Bernie M. Farber, and Karen Shai on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please register using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016014087828/WN_9Jcue9eSQXayg1nOi…. In this panel discussion, Crown Counsel, Karen Shai, CEO of the Anti- Hate Network, Bernie Farber, and Director of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, Marc-Alain Mallet, will address legal, communications, and community perspectives, respectively.
Marc-AlainMallet is Director of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, which is responsible for administering the Human Rights Act. Mr. Mallet is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience managing programs in both the provincial and federal public sectors. He was previously Director of Commercialization and Strategy at the National Research Council Canada - Institute for Information Technology, responsible for its national business development activities. Prior to NRC, he led initiatives in various GNB departments; his last role was as Director of eNB.ca. Mr. Mallet is passionate about creating healthy, inclusive and innovative organizations for the betterment of New Brunswick; assessing the effects of emerging technologies on human rights; and ensuring the Commission's efforts and its legislation remain relevant.
Bernie M. Farber has more than three decades focused on antisemitism, human rights, pluralism and race relations. Recognized and called upon by the courts, media and law enforcement as an expert in human and civil rights, he is one of few in the field to be accepted by Canadian Courts as an expert in hate crime, antisemitism and white supremacy. Mr. Farber has indefatigably championed human rights and social justice issues as head of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Paloma Foundation and the Mosaic Institute. Mr. Farber has also worked closely with Canadian Indigenous communities on historical redress. He is Chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, is an advisory board member of Human Rights Watch Canada, chairs the Rights and Ethics Committee for Community Living Toronto, and is a former co-Chair of the antisemitism division of the Ontario Anti-Racism Directorate.
Karen Shai is a criminal prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Ontario. Ms. Shai has worked as Crown counsel in the Crown Law Office - Criminal, Ontario's leading appellate office, since 1998. She served as counsel to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General (Criminal Law Division) from 2004 to 2008. She eventually became involved in hate crime work, leading a 2018 training session for designated hate crime prosecutors in Ontario. She regularly trains police officers in the investigation of hate crime. She currently serves as vice chair of Ontario's Hate Crime Working Group established in 2019 to address the rise of hate crime in Ontario. This group regularly provides advice to police and prosecutors throughout the province in the investigation and prosecution of hate propaganda and hate motivated offences.
Christina Szurlej, Ph.D.
Atlantic Human Rights Centre<http://wp.stu.ca/ahrc/>, Director
Human Rights Program<http://w3.stu.ca/stu/academics/departments/human_rights/>, Associate Professor
St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3
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