Refugee Rights Week Toronto

Events in the Rotunda

Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3, 2009
Refugee Rights Art Exhibition
A diverse collection of art that speaks to issues of refugee rights or to other aspects of the refugee experience.
Curator: Michelle Clarke

Community Fair
Displays and information from community organizations working with refugees.

Thursday, April 2, 2009
Meet the Artists & Reception
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Refugee Rights Week Proclamation
Councillor Janet Davis
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A panel discussion: “Fortress Canada”
The impact of the Safe Third Country Agreement and Canada's treatment of refugees Perspectives from a lawyer, a refugee and a refugee advocate.
Speakers: Andrew Brouwer and others t.b.c
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Workshops in Committee Rooms

Workshop 1
Refugee Determination Process in Canada
Presenter: Francisco Rico-Martinez
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Committee Room #3

Workshop 2
Promoting the Sponsorship of Refugees Overseas
An insightful look into Canada’s private spon- sorship program including a comparison of the inland and overseas process as well as infor- mation on how to sponsor as a group of five or community sponsor.
Presenters: Irmtraud Hutfless, Martin Mark,
 Yosief Araya
Thursday, April 9, 2009 
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 PM
Committee Room #4

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