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Thursday, January 25, 2018

11:30 – 1:00, Room B121, Abbotsford Campus

Cultural Safety in the Classroom: Addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism in Education Settings
Presenters: Sheila Cote-Meek and Leigh Patel
Thursday, January 25, 2018 
10:30 - 12:00, Room D133, Abbotsford Campus
Part of the Indigenous Cultural Safety Learning Series

December 6th: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Meet at 5:10 pm, outside the Chilliwack Five corners campus: UFV and Community Vigil to

commemorate National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Dec 10th is Human Rights Day 

Dec 18th is International Migrants Day

8th International Conference on Human Rights Education

ACDE Equitas Conference invite

Bridging Our Diversities

An international forum to explore HRE solutions to global challenges

November 30th to December 3rd 2017 - Montreal, Canada

International Week (IEW) November 13 – 15, 2017. The theme of this year’s IEW is: Learn and Love Diversity‌.  We have several events happening throughout the week in collaboration with individuals and organizations in both the UFV and external communities. The events are designed to be discussion-based with a goal of opening up dialogue toward inclusive, connected communities.

To kick off IE Week, we will be showcasing UFV’s Internationalization Goals, developed by a committee of which some of you were a part, and hope to see many of you there. Promotional material is attached as well as below for your quick reference:

Monday Nov. 13 

Internationalization Goals – Open House
UFV International
3:30 pm 
Global Lounge B223

Tuesday Nov. 14            

Racism in the Fraser Valley: a community connections ‘How To’
Presented by Cycling For Diversity
1:30 pm 
Global Lounge B223

Wednesday Nov. 15      

Debunking Islamaphobia
Presented by the Abbotsford Islamic Cultural Centre and the Abbotsford Interfaith Movement
3:00 pm 
Global Lounge B223

What is a Global Citizen anyway?
Presented by Fiona MacDonald
4:00 pm 
Global Lounge B223

Thursday Nov. 16     

Refugee stories
Presented by Amnesty International
11:30 am 

Intercultural skills development: an introduction
Presented by the Teaching and Learning Centre and UFV International
4:00 pm 
Global Lounge B223

Friday Nov. 17         

Your Name (Movie and popcorn)
Presented by the Japanese student club
4:00 pm 
Global Lounge B223

UFV Gender and Society Network hosting their first event:

November 8, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 in C1429

UFV Gender and Society Network

UFV will be hosting the Witness Blanket exhibition from September 13 to November 8, 2017. Here is a description from the Witness Blanket website (www.witnessblanket.ca):

Inspired by a woven blanket, we have created a large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognise the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolise ongoing reconciliation

There will be a number of activities taking place in conjunction with this exhibition, including a speaker series and a special topics course (3 credits) called “Taking Action: Reconciliation for Residential Schools Through the Witness Blanket.”  This course will only be held at UFV once, and is very innovative and interdisciplinary in nature. Information on the course follows, and a full course outline is attached. I would encourage you to consider participating in the course, and to pass the information along to others that you feel might be interested. 

We Are Abbotsford - An evening of art, dialogue, entertainment, food and friends to inspire a deeper understanding about our multicultural community.

The Reach Gallery Museum

November 7, 2017 - Doors open at 6:00 pm

House Post Raising Ceremony
The Abbotsford Arts Council and house post carver Raphael Silver formally invite you to the Canada 150 House Post Raising Ceremony, located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Stó:lõ people. 
Friday, September 29th, 2017
11:00 am
Kariton Art Gallery
2387 Ware Street, Abbotsford, BC
A public forum on historical monuments, the use of history and who gets to decide.
September 26, 2017
10:30 to 12:00
Room: A219

Prisoners of Childhood: Reconciling Justice with Trauma History, Healing and Resilience
Monday, September 25
2:30 pm
Evered Hall

The Walk for Reconciliation:  Join UFV’s team S’olh Temexw Siya:ye to do the walk on September 24th. Please register and be one of the first 48 to receive a t-shirt! https://blogs.ufv.ca/announce/2017/09/01/join-team-ufv-solh-temexw-siyaye/

Executive Summary of the TRC Final Report


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Committed Citizens Changing the World

We are excited to announce that the RAN will be hosting an event on Tuesday March 28th in B121 from 10:00-11:30 to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme of the event is "Citizens Creating Change" with highlights from a panel of local community members/citizens who are working to combat racism in all its forms. Learn about and discuss ways to take action, get ideas, and form allied partnerships in response to rising populist, oppressive, and anti-immigrant discourses. The event is open to the UFV and surrounding community. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you then.

THURSDAY, March 28th, 2017

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Room B121

Community Forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination
WEDNESDAY, February 22nd, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Online - www.amssa.org 

February 22, 2017 - Community Forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination
9:00 to 5:00 - online at www.amssa.org

The Race and Antiracism Network (RAN) exists at UFV to confront racism and discrimination in all of its forms by creating a safe and open space to share personal experiences and discuss local, national and international issues of racism and discrimination.  The RAN denounces the recent executive order by President Trump as one that is fundamentally racist, xenophobic and exclusionary in practice.  We stand in solidarity with those whose livelihoods and freedoms are impacted. As events continue to unfold, the impact of this ruling on students, staff and faculty may present at different times and in differing ways. To this end, the RAN invites all members and friends of the RAN to attend our next meeting on Thursday, February 16th (noon-1:30pm Rm. A229). We offer this time to stand together, support each other, and voice our concerns as members of the university community who are personally and professionally committed to combating racism with the university and beyond. 

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WEBINAR: Racism, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Cultural Safety
Presenters: Shelagh Rogers interview with Senator Murray Sinclair
January 26, 2017
10:30am - 12:00pm PST
1:30 - 3:00pm EST
To register for the webinar, please fill out the online registration form: http://surveys.phsa.ca/s/ICSwebinarregistration/

March 21, 2016 - International Day to Eliminate Racism

"Perspectives on the Residential School Era, Transitional Justice, Inherited Histories and Reconciliation"

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregory Younging

March 19th, 2015RAN presents a roundtable discussion on the Canadian Barbaric Cultures Act

Featuring a UFV Panel and discussion with headliner Kamaljit Lehal

 Nov 2013 - Charter of Rights & Freedoms: A Roundtable Event

To see video of the event, click here

Mar 2013 - International Day to Eliminate Racism

 Jan 2012 - Human Rights - War on Terror‌     Group photo

Mar 2012 International Day to Eliminate Racism

Migrant Workers and Human Rights

Mar 2011 - International Day to Eliminate Racism

Sept 2011 - Race & Sept 11 Ten Years Later

Safe Harbour Training

Mar 2007 - International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination

Mar 2006 - International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination  

To Celebrate this day in 2006, a film entitled "A Class Divided" was shown and a panel discussion was organized. Panel members were Shirley Hardman, Adrienne Chan, and Satwinder Bains

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