Join us for a free, public forum that will highlight the contributions and unique lived experiences of people who came to Metro Vancouver as refugees. In particular, you will hear from people living with disabilities and those from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender, Queer and Intersex communities.
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Venue: MOSAIC, 5575 Boundary Rd, Vancouver, BC V5R 2P9
Lunch and refreshments provided. Please RSVP HERE.
Childminding and art facilitation to be provided by the Children’s Art Society.
Please find more details on the Liu Institute UBC website.
The program consists of heartfelt, informative, and engaging stories by keynote speakers and panelists who will share the ups& downs of their journeys settling in Metro Vancouver. Our moderated and small group discussions provide a chance for you, our guests, to explore what you heard, the theme of intersectionality, and the benefits that diversity brings to our communities.
Enjoy a film screening, Wajd – Songs of Separation, and live music, create art with us, interact with students on their migration research, network over lunch backed by beats from DJ Judi Sketch Lewinson, and much more. Meet new people, gain new resources on refugee resettlement, including the WUSC program at UBC and settlement providers in your community, and feel inspired to contribute in your own way!
Moderated by: Saleem Spindari, Manager of Refugees and Migrant Workers Programs, MOSAIC
Our Speakers include:
Co-hosted by: MOSAIC, Vancouver Area Survivors of Torture (VAST), AMSSA, Options Community Services Society, Vancouver Immigration Partnership with the City of Vancouver, UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC Migration Research Excellence Cluster, and UBC International Student Development, with support from UBC Community Engagement.