Described by Naomi Klein as “one of Canada’s most brilliant and effective organizers,” Vancouver activist, Harsha Walia will discuss the current global refugee crisis and its implications for Canada.
Walia is an author and activist trained in the law. She is the a co-founder of the migrant justice group “No One Is Illegal,” author of award-winning book, Undoing Border Imperialism, and Project Coordinator at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center.
Some of the important questions Walia will consider include: what are the root causes of the refugee crisis and how is the Canadian government responding? What are the systemic barriers to inclusion, access, permanent residency and full rights and dignity for all migrants, refugees, and migrant workers in Canada? In the context of Canada’s 150 and the myth of multiculturalism, how we do challenge systemic racism and exclusion?
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