UBC Huddle

How does diversity affect collective mobilization?

Calls for collective action against some of the most pressing issues we face today have never been more resounding.  Cross-cultural coordination of initiatives against environmental issues, advocacy for LGBTQ rights, and civic engagement are all hot topics in contemporary social discourse.  Yet, how are grassroots change-makers and elected officials each managing diversity? 

Local media, political leaders, NGO and non-profit representatives and academics will engage in roundtable discussions on their experiences engaging a diverse public in their work.  In addition, this discussion will explore how different sectors might better work together to further engagement.  Discussion will be followed by an opportunity for questions and answers from the audience.

*** Huddle 2011 will be scheduled to lead up to and coincide with the Vancouver municipal elections on November 19th, 2011. Huddle 2011 is sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and staff-advised by the UBC Office of the Provost and VP Academic, and Access and Diversity Office.

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Panel(s) information…
Environmental Issues Panel 
November 3, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Rm 256 Chilcotin Board Room, I.K. Barber Learning Ctr

Panelists:
Arzeena Hamir, Richmond Food Security Society (Coordinator)
Claudia Li, Shark Truth (Founder)
Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega, Department of Political Science UBC (Instructor)
Winnie Hwo, David Suzuki Foundation (Climate Change Campaigner)


LGBTQ Rights Panel
November 10, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Rm 302 Dodson Room, I.K. Barber Learning Ctr 

Panelists:
Mable Elmore, Member of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Fatima Jaffer, Trikone Vancouver (Facilitator)
Dr. Brian O’Neill, School of Social Work UBC (Professor)
Ash Brar, Sher Vancouver (Founder)

Recommended Reading: http://bit.ly/LGBTQrights


Civic Engagement Panel
November 17, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Rm 302 Dodson Room, I.K. Barber Learning Ctr

Panelists:
Raymond Louie, City of Vancouver (Councillor)
RJ Aquino, City of Vancouver (Candidate for Councillor)
Mable Elmore, Member of Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Dr. Barbara Arneill, Department of Political Science UBC (Professor)

Recommended Listening: http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/episodes/2011/10/12/civic-engagement-1/

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