Tuesday, February 8 @ 9am
The Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada) has recognized and planned events for “International Development Week'' (IDW) annually in February since 1990. To mark IDW 2022, the university’s Peace and Reconciliation Centre (PARC), and several academic programs (Global Development Studies, Criminology, and Environmental Studies) will host a virtual panel event focusing on climate migrants, and global and Canadian implications and responses. The event will be moderated by Dr. Geetanjali Gill, Assistant Professor and Co-Chair, Global Development Studies Program, and PARC Commitment Leader for the Community of Practice on Refugee Crises and Experiences.
Book Launch for: Sema:th Xo:tsa, Stand Like A Cedar, Feeling the Pulse of Poverty
Nicola Campbell, with illustrations by Carrie-Lynn Victor, Stand Like a Cedar (Highwater Press)
Melissa Kendzierski, The Pulse of Poverty (Chilliwack Healthier Community)
Chris Silver, Carrie-Lynn Victor, Kris Foulds and Laura Schneider, and with illustrations by Carrie-Lynn Victor, Semá:th Xó:tsa: Great-Gramma’s Lake (Reach Gallery)
Nicola Campbell, Spílexm: Weaving a Recovery, Resilience, and Resurgence (Highwater Press)
Peace Talk: PACS Student Field Work Presentation - Restorative Justice and Housing in the Fraser Valley
Moderators: Steven Schroeder, PARC Community of Practice Commitment Leaders.
Presenters: Katelyn Van Hove - Evaluating Restorative Justice Work in Abbotsford, BC and Kayla Fisher - The Walls Around Us: Housing Programs in Mission, BC
Peace Talks: Renaming and Destatuing - Challenging History in the Age of Reconciliation Building
Host and Moderator: Professor Keith Carlson, PARC Director.
Panelists: Prof. John Lutz, George Ironstrack, Prof. Omeasoo Wahpasiw, and Prof. Brian Hosmer
The Afghan Refugee Crisis: Conflict, compassion, and action
Moderators: Steven Schroeder and Geetanjali Gill, PARC Community of Practice Commitment Leaders.
Panelist: Fatema Ahmadi, Holly Janzen, Mansoor, Abdul, and Jennifer York
Speakers will talk about the lived experience of being a refugee and being resettled, the work of carrying out resettlement, and the current situation in Afghanistan. Participants will learn about actions that are being taken in Canada and elsewhere, and actions that participants themselves can take.
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Peace Talks: Indigenous Place Names and Hiking in the Fraser Valley
Keynote: Stephen Hui
In his work, Stephen Hui has attempted to be attentive to Indigenous histories, place names and culture. Join us for a discussion of Stephen's new book - Destination Hikes.
Islamophobia: Seeking Solutions for Hate
Eradicating Islamophobia and the systemic structures of racism
“Our heart goes out to the Afzaal family and all members of the Muslim community in the wake of this heinous hate-motivated mass murder. This tragic act of violence tears at the very fabric of our society and reveals that Islamophobia and racism are alive and well in Canada. We know that this crime will cause all members of the Islamic faith to fear for their lives and to feel that they cannot be safe within Canada. We must all do everything we can to counter this and to affirm for Muslims that we are committed to eradicating Islamophobia and the systemic structures of racism.” ~ Dr. Keith Carlson
Peace Talks: The Kidnapping of Sto:lo Children
The Exploitation of Indigenous Children and their Labour in the Era Prior to Formal Settler Colonialism
Dr. Keith Carlson takes people on a journey into the past where we learn about the exploitation of Indigenous children and their labour in the era immediately prior to formal settler colonialism. He will also discuss some of the remarkable stories of family love and resilience.
Peace Talks: Dealing with Modern China
Keynote speakers: Guy Saint-Jacques, Former Canadian Ambassador to China, 2012-2016
While Canada and China are currently enduring tense relations, it is strategically important to continue engagement. Particularly as Canada tries to negotiate the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Furthermore, also as nations are on an existing path addressing, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, nuclear proliferation etc.
Peace Talks: The Crown as an Agent of Reconciliation?
Keynote speakers: The Hon. Eva Qamaniq Aariak (CM, ONu), Commissioner of Nunavut
This talk focuses on the role that the Crown plays as a buffer for Indigenous peoples in their relationships with government. Some Canadians might be thinking ‘maybe it’s time for the monarchy to go’ when they see news coverage of the Governor General or members of the Royal family behaving badly. But the Crown has a special role to play in Canadian governance.
UFV Peace and Reconciliation Centre Launch
Keynote speakers: The Honourable Bob Rae, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations (UN); and The Honourable Grand Chief Steven Point, Chancellor of the University of British Columbia; former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
When your partner abuses you: practice, prevention & public health crisis of intimate partner violence
February 13, 2020 | UFV Abbotsford campus, lecture hall B101
Presented by the College of Arts and the Peace and Reconciliation Centre, this is the first forum in a three-part series providing an in-depth discussion about domestic violence and its impacts on society. Speakers included: Grand Chief Clarence Pennier (Sto:lo community), Amanda McCormick (director of the UFV School of Criminology and Criminal Justice), Indrani Mathure (Abbotsford Crown Counsel), Michele Giordano (Chair of Abbotsford-Mission Violence Against Women in Relationships), and Catherine Smith (UFV Nursing faculty).
Conflict transformation in Central America: Legacies of civil war, migration, and peacebuilding
October 29, 2019 | UFV Abbotsford campus, lecture hall B101
Cesar Flores and Lizzette Miranda are Mennonite Central Committee area directors operating out of Honduras. They shared reflections and insights from their work and experiences in Central America.