Ottawa, ON, June 22, 2021 – Deborah Ahenkorah, children’s book publisher and winner of the 2019 Global Centre for Pluralism Award, will launch the print edition of Bahiya: The Little Zebra, with opening remarks by Canada’s 26th Governor General and Global Centre for Pluralism Board member, The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, on June 23 from 12 pm to 1 PM EDT. Ahenkorah will be joined by the book’s author, Nahida Esmail of Tanzania, and its illustrator, Randa Abubakr of Egypt, for a conversation about representation in children’s literature worldwide, the de-colonization of the arts, and how their work contributes to building pluralistic societies.
Ottawa, ON, May 11, 2021 – As societies worldwide grapple with racism and inequality rooted in the legacies of imperialism and colonization, award-winning author of The Shadow King, Ethiopian author, Maaza Mengiste, will deliver the 8th Annual Pluralism Lecture via livestream on May 19, 2021, addressing how to approach difficult history in ways that can promote belonging over division. Following the Lecture, she will be interviewed by CBC Ideas host and producer, Nahlah Ayed. The livestream can be viewed at: https://www.pluralism.ca/event/maaza-mengiste-8th-annual-pluralism-lecture/
February 24, 2021, Ottawa, ON – Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) launched From Reflection to Action: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Canadian Schools, a policy paper that recommends concrete actions for education leaders.
Ottawa, Canada, October 20, 2020 – The Global Centre for Pluralism is pleased to welcome James Irungu Mwangi of Kenya to its Board of Directors. Mr. Mwangi is Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, a collection of impact-driven businesses that seek to champion inclusive and sustainable models around the world.
Ottawa, Canada – June 4, 2020 – Kim Ghattas, Emmy-winning journalist; the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, Canadian Senator; Ambassador Annika Söder, Chair of the European Institute of Peace; and Bishop Precious Omuku, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Special Representative on Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa, are among the new jurors of the Global Pluralism Award. The jury of international leaders, chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Canadian Prime Minister, will select the winners of the 2021 Global Pluralism Award.