Righting Relations: The Need to Move Beyond Diversity
August 11, 2016
Lunch Bag Learning Series focused on Righting Relations in Edmonton
Often various organizers, leaders and participants critique spaces of political and social change not being reflective of diverse people. The question is not why we do not have certain number of diverse groups rather the root issue is a power relation of who has power and who does not? Who represents whom? Whose voices are heard and whose are silenced or excluded? The notion of diversity needs to be viewed through a different paradigm by challenging to move beyond achieving diversity to creating leadership spaces to bring the marginalized into the center.
Date: Wednesday, September 13 2016
Venue: Willow Room, Boyle Street Community Plaza
Admission is Free
*Lunch will NOT be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own packed lunch.
Our Righting Relations Host:
Rabia Naseer has completed her Masters Degree in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Alberta. She is currently working with the Government of Alberta Human Services Ministry as an Analyst with Child and Family Services. She is Muslim woman wearing hijab who is actively engaged in her community. Currently she is the programs director with the Greater Windermere Community league as well as the membership director and active member of the Paragon Toastmasters Club. Recently she was one of the mentees in the City of Edmonton Opening the Potential Mentee program with Councillor Oshry. The program seeks to encourage young women of diverse backgrounds to enter municipal politics. She has been involved with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights on numerous projects and was awarded the Human Rights Award and Anti Racism Award for her work. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two young children aged 2 and 3.5, traveling, painting and taking on new challenges.
This event is hosted in partnership with: