• December 10, 2018

    Human Rights Day

    On Human Rights Day, we will stand up for human rights and critically address the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ gap of inclusion of Indigenous People and its relevance to Indigenous people, Canadians and newcomers.

    Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
    Time: Doors open at 5:15 PM, event 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Place: New Calgary Central Library, 802 3 Street Southeast | Calgary, AB T2G 0E7 | Canada
    Free to attend, Refreshments first come, first served
    Get tickets: https://hrd2018yyc.eventbrite.ca

  • September 20, 2018

    Annual General Meeting

    Thursday, September 20th, 2018
    6:00-7:00 pm

    The Kahanoff Centre
    #200, 105 12th Avenue SE Calgary AB
    Room #203

    6:00 – Registration Begins
    6:15 – AGM Call to Order

    Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, so please email [email protected] to reserve your seat no later than September 13th.

  • August 7-11, 2018

    GlobalFest Human Rights Forum

    Human Rights Forum takes us Back to Basics

    Free 5-day event promotes diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community.

    Tuesday, August 7 – Friday, August 10, 2018
    Receptions: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM;
    Speaker Series: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Saturday, August 11, 2018
    Reception: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    Speaker Series: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Where: The Calgary Public Library – John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macleod Trail SE Calgary AB

    Go to globalfest.ca or visit their Facebook Page  for more information.

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Light the Night Blue for Human Rights

United Nations Association in Canada, Calgary Branch will be commemorating Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by lighting the City of Calgary’s building network UN Blue on Human Rights Day December 10th, 2018, including: More