The Centre for Human Rights Research (CHRR) at the University of Manitoba is pleased to announce its annual Critical Conversations series. This year, the three-part series will focus on Borders and Human Rights. For our first talk on Friday, February 17th at 2pm CST, CHRR is thrilled to have Harsha Walia and Dr. Alex Wilson join us to explore issues relating to borders, colonialism, sovereignty, human rights, and resistance.


Harsha Walia is a Panjabi writer and organizer based in Vancouver, Coast Salish territories and rooted in migrant justice, anti racist, feminist, abolitionist, anti-imperialist, and anticapitalist movements and communities for over two decades. She is also the author of Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (2021) and Undoing Border Imperialism (2013), and co-author of “Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration”, as well as “Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.”


Dr. Alex Wilson (Opaskwayak Cree Nation) is professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan. Her scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about land-based education; Two-Spirit People; Indigenous research methodologies; and anti-oppressive education. Her research and “coming in” theory has led to classroom and community practices that honour the contributions and lives of Two-Spirit People. As an Idle No More organizer and as coordinator of an Indigenous land-based Master’s program, she focuses on the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples and the protection of land and water.


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Centre for Human Rights Research 

442 Robson Hall

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB  Canada R3T 2N2

Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation 







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