You Are Invited to a Panel Discussion  on Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion in Niagara

Thursday, October 11th, 2018, starting 9:30 a.m. at The Robby (Robertson Hall) on 85 Church Street                      in St. Catharines/Niagara 

An Invite to All from the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre

Posted October 3rd, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre will be hosting a distinguished panel to discuss immigration, diversity and inclusion in our local communities.

As a critical stakeholder, the Centre is inviting everyone in the community to listen and ask questions to our panelists:

  • Chris Bittle. Elected as Member of Parliament for St. Catharines in 2015, Chris has spent every day since bringing attention to the important social issues that will truly have a positive effect on our community. Passionate about issues such as affordable housing, public transit, and equal rights for all – Chris has a reputation for standing up and speaking out against any form of intolerance, racism, or bigotry.
  • Livianna Tossutti. Associate Professor of Political Science who specializes in government responses to immigration and diversity, and the political participation and representation of immigrants, minorities, and youths.
  • Emily Kovacs. Niagara Folk Arts’ new Executive Director. An immigrant who speaks 3 languages (Hungarian, Romanian, English) and is a proud Canadian who has privately sponsored refugee families both from Kosovo and Syria. Her previous work experience included the City of Toronto for the past 19 years in different positions, including managing homeless shelters.
  • Mohamed Al-Jumaily. Community activist running for Regional Council in St. Catharines.
  • Walter Sendzik. Elected as Mayor of St. Catharines in 2014. Prior to this, Walter was the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce. At City Hall, Mayor Sendzik is focused on inspiring a culture of excellent customer service and building a compassionate city.

Event format will include a brief panelist presentation, and a discussion moderated by Yusuf Al-Harazi, Mentorship Coordinator of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, followed by a Q&A period with the audience.

For further information, contact the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre Community Connections Program at 905-685-6589 ext. 228 (St. Catharines or click onhttp://www.folk-arts.ca/newcomer-forum

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One response to “You Are Invited to a Panel Discussion  on Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion in Niagara

  1. oscar jose bordenave

    i hope to have the opportunity to address the meeting and question the elected representatives of the regional council.
    1) the “horror” of “embroil” religion discriminatory issues in our government
    chamber. .

    the preamble of our constitution are very clear :the law prevail.

    any change in our criminal code must be done through the judicial system.
    councils in any layer of our government doesn’t have the authority to change.the charter of rights,criminal code or any matter but the duty to improve our quality of life ,(as i did for so many years, 1972 to 2005)
    councils are “neutral ” no political color or religion involved ,,,,,,period.
    CURRICULUM: LANDED IMMIGRANT (1972) I HELPED REFUGEES FROM CUBA,EL SALVADOR,CHILE ARGENTINA I WAS ,FORMER VICE-
    PRESIDENT OF THE LATINOAMERICA CLUB,WORKED AGAINST MULRONEY “FREE TRADE” .
    THE QUEBEC SEPARATION ,
    I WAS MEMBER OF THE ST, CATHARINES FOLKS ART ASSO, FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND THE MOST IMPORTANT ”
    THE 1982 CHARTER OF RIGHTS REFORM.
    TO MY OPINION ,THE BEST CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS OF ANY DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY.
    THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE ANY LAW,BUT TO APPLY IT
    I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE 11 TH…………YOURS TRULY
    OSCAR JOSE BORDENAVE
    bordenave.oscar@gmail.com
    .

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