Topic: Human Rights

Write for Rights

Carol will mark International Women’s Day by speaking about the concept of rights, and consider rights-based conventions, especially for Indigenous people.

Rights is a complicated topic as is made clear by Mi’kmaq scholar Pam Palmater, who writes about “the right to vote,” and Gitxsan children’s rights activist Cindy Blackstock.  … read more.

Fahrenheit 451

Federico Sanchez is a Montréal journalist working in French-language media. His Lakeshore talk will touch on books, empathy and the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes.  

The presentation is inspired by the sci-fi novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, and … read more.

From Chef to Political Activist

Marlene Hale, also known as Maluh, her childhood nickname in Wet’suwet’en, the northern Athabaskan language of her people, was born in Smithers, British Columbia, at the foot of the Hudson Bay Mountains. She learned to cook at a young age, and as it developed into … read more.