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CIC Vancouver: Leaving No One Behind: Canada’s Role in Advancing LGBTQ2 Human Rights Globally

August 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Description

On August 7 from 17:30 – 19:30, at the Wosk Centre of Simon Fraser University, Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian International Council and the Vancouver Pride Society, will be hosting a discussion on LGBTQ2 human rights and inclusive development, featuring LGBTQ2 activists from around the world, UN representatives, and government officials. Coming on the heels of the Equal Rights Coalition’s Global Conference on LGBTI Human Rights and Inclusive Development, this panel will address the discrimination, violence and persecution that LGBTQ2 communities around the world face and will provide an opportunity to reflect on how to advance the rights of the LGBTQ2 community worldwide.

With Randy Boissonnault, MP, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues and Victor Madrigal-Borloz, United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

5:00 p.m. Doors Open

5:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks

6:00 p.m. Panel discussion with international LGBTI human rights defenders

6:45 p.m. Questions and answers

7:00 p.m. End of event

Registration

Registration via Eventbrite

Venue

Wosk Centre of Simon Fraser University
580 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada
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Organizers

CIC Vancouver Branch
Global Affairs Canada
Vancouver Pride Society