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Speaker’s Series, part of our adult education program, “A Canadian Genocide in Search of a Name”

  • 01:00 PM
  • MNJCC, 750 Spadina Avenue, Chapel

“A Canadian Genocide in Search of a Name”

Take a journey of discovery with Bernie Farber exploring the depths of our Canadian history to understand how and why Indigenous people rightly believe that their historic treatment by the Canadian government constituted a genocide as defined by the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. A story of an Aboriginal people, trusting the newcomer, betrayed by colonialist ideals and eventually forced to conform or die. A story that is difficult to bear but must be heard.

Bernie Farber

Presented by Bernie Farber, community activist/writer: Acknowledged as one of Canada’s most accomplished NGO CEOs, Bernie Farber’s career spans more than a quarter century focused on human rights, pluralism and inter-ethnic/faith/race relations. His efforts have been documented in numerous Canadian human rights publications, books, newspapers and magazines. His work has also been cited for its expertise in a number of academic publications. Mr. Farber has successfully run large NGOs and foundations such, as Canadian Jewish Congress, the Paloma Foundation and he is recently retired as executive director of the Mosaic Institute. Throughout his career, Mr. Farber has worked closely with Canadian Indigenous communities opening roads of communication and dialogue.

Q and A with Bernie Farber