Ottawa, Ontario, April 25, 2022 – The 2nd annual Employment Equity Partners’ Roundtable, in partnership with the Global Centre for Pluralism, explores the theme of “Partnership for an Inclusive Future.” Roundtable discussions build on insights from the inaugural Partners’ Roundtable on “Data-driven Solutions to Employment Equity” that took place in March 2021.
February 23, 2022, Ottawa, Canada – Today, the Global Centre for Pluralism announced three winners of the 2021 Global Pluralism Award, listed alphabetically: Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel – a network of bilingual and integrated schools that foster a community of inclusion, cooperation and respect among Jewish and Arab students; Namati Kenya – an organization advancing citizenship rights and access to justice for Kenya’s minority communities; and Puja Kapai (Hong Kong) – a lawyer, professor and social justice advocate challenging gendered and racialized cultural norms to promote equal rights for Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities.
November 08, 2021, Ottawa, Canada – The Global Centre for Pluralism today announced the 10 finalists for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award, an honour that celebrates excellence in the field of pluralism. The Award is presented once every two years to individuals, organizations and governments around the world for exemplary achievements in building more inclusive societies where diversity is protected.
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/