Our Mir Lecture Series has become an important and vibrant part of the Mir Centre’s activities and fundamental mission. The series features provocative thinkers and inspiring speakers on a wide range of topics, from reconciliation, human rights, and nonviolence, to restorative justice, climate action, gender justice and more.
Anti-Racism & Intercultural Awareness Day of Learning
Friday, October 23, 2020
This professional development day will be attended by educators, health professionals & social service providers. It is also open to anyone in the community who wishes to deepen their awareness and understanding of these important issues, whether at work, at home, or in their everyday interactions with others.
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Keynote Speaker: Desmond Cole
This Mir Lecture is the keynote address opening a full day of learning about anti-racism and interculturalism.
Desmond Cole is a journalist, activist, and author. He has spent the last ten years reporting and commentating on politics and social justice. He is especially interested in the struggle for Black liberation within Canada. Desmond's work includes ten years of local and national news coverage, five years of radio broadcasting at Newstalk 1010, a disruptive opinion column with the Toronto Star and an award-winning feature for Toronto Life magazine.
Desmond's first book, The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, is currently the #1 bestselling non-fiction book in Canada. Join in the Mir Centre Readers for Racial Justice book club for this book...
A Worker-led Movement - from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
Join the Mir Centre at Selkirk College for a conversation with Bruce Wilson and Larissa Stendie on transitioning to renewable energy.
Iron & Earth is a worker-led movement of over 800 Canadian fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers who are leading the transition to renewable energy. Iron & Earth empowers worker members to develop sustainable energy projects, deliver trainings, run advocacy campaigns, and further the goal of an environmentally safe and socially just planet for everyone.
We recognize world peace will come, not through one simple act, but rather as the final outcome of thousands of smaller undertakings. Dialogue plays a key role and we seek to encourage this with inspiring speakers promoting cultures of peace in our communities.
To learn more about the lecture series and other Mir Centre programming, please contact Jennie Barron at 1.888.953.1133, ext. 21461.