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.
April 15, 2020 (Ottawa, Canada) – Given the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 and the disruptions and uncertainty it has caused for so many organizations and individuals, the deadline for submissions to the Global Pluralism Award is now extended to June 30, 2020.
The Award, presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism, recognizes and supports individuals, corporations, academics, civil society and governments from around the world that are working in creative and high-impact ways to build societies where everyone belongs. Three winners are chosen by an independent, international Jury chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada to share a prize pool totalling $150,000 CAD. The Centre seeks to amplify the winners’ work with media opportunities, new partnerships, mentorship and other supports.