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First International Critical Race Theory & Human Rights Conference

TORONTO, Ontario - On October 27 and 28, join top North American academics, anti-racist and human rights experts, and grassroots human rights and community activists at the first International Critical Race Theory & Human Rights Conference. Aimed at eliminating racism in the global community, the conference will bring together the next generation of activists to create an inclusive human rights culture across all boundaries: age, race, class and gender.

Hosted by Ontario's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, President Dr. Gary Polonsky will deliver opening remarks.

When: Thursday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: The Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown
Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome)
1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto

Speakers include:

  • Professor Kimberle Crenshaw: law professor UCLA & Columbia law schools, prominent civil rights activists and Black feminist legal scholarship;
  • Patricia Monture: lawyer, activist, and professor of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan;
  • Carol Aylward: author of first Canadian Critical Race Theory text, professor of law at Dalhousie University; and
  • Joanne St. Lewis: equality and race-based human rights expert, professor of law at Ottawa University; and more

Sponsored by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, CAW Local 222, and CUPE - Ontario Division, and endorsed by the Center for Research Action on Race Relations.

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