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Advancing Human Rights Values

Call for Papers

Theme: Advancing Human Rights Values
Subtitle: Equality of Dignity and Opportunities
Type: Inter-Provincial Conference
Institution: African Canadian Resource Network Sask
Location: Regina, SK (Canada)
Date: 23.–25.5.2019
Deadline: 31.3.2019

This conference will build on a community participatory action
research project funded by the Government of Canada – Canadian
Heritage Department that is implemented in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
British Columbia (2017 to March 2020). It will highlight the human,
social and economic cost of the intersection of oppression, critical
anti-oppressive theory and practice plus initiatives aimed at
advancing equality of human worth and dignity, opportunities and, the
full participation of African Descent Canadians, the Indigenous
peoples, New-comers and other historically marginalized communities
such as Ukrainian Canadians.

Main Theme:
Exposing and addressing the human, social and economic cost of the
intersection of oppression based on perceived “race”, gender and
religious differences.

Conference presentations, discussion panels, workshops and posters
may also be developed and presented around any of the following

1. Canada’s leadership in advancing human rights values,
responsibilities and related benefits

2. Progress, challenges and living up to signed commitments: 70 Years
(1948-2018) since the Universal Declaration of Human rights; 40 years
( 1978-2018) since UNESCO Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice,
and more recently UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(UNDRIP) – Examples of creative initiatives framed within
post-modernism and critical social theory that incorporate language
and discourse.

3. People and Human Dignity, Human Resource and Canada’s future:
Immigration, settlement and harmonious integration with the
Indigenous peoples and established communities.

4. The international decade of people of African descent (2015-2024):
the history, contributions, status and challenges, including identity
crisis, internalized oppression coupled with other levels and forms
in Canada and beyond.

5. Strategies for collaboration across human and cultural
differences: Stories from Indigenous Peoples, African and Ukrainian
descent Canadian Communities along with others that have historically
and continue to experience oppression.

Submission of Abstracts and Deadline

If you are interested in presenting a paper, workshop, panel
discussion, different forms of art or poster at this conference,
please submit:

1. an abstract of no more than 250 words describing your proposal;
2. a biographic description of yourself and co-authors in 10 lines
  (word format) to:

Dr. Christine Lwanga, Co-Principal Researcher, at:

Deadline for submitting abstracts:
March 31, 2019 


Dr. Christine Lwanga
African Canadian Resource Network Inc. (ACRN)
105-1860 Lorne Street
Regina, SK, S4P 2L7
Phone: +1 306 359-8227