The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)
is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022!
This event is part of a diverse and rich programme developed to highlight this major milestone.
The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to partner with Associate Professor Nadia Abu-Zahra, Joint Chair in Women's Studies - University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and Neuberger-Jesin Professor John Packer, HRREC Director to present:
VOICES: Addressing the Ongoing Genocides against the Rohingya and Uyghurs
On the Human Rights Defenders Day and the Genocide Prevention Day, join us in this important conversation with our guest speakers Yasmin Ullah (advocate for Rohingya rights) and Mehmet Tohti (advocate for Uyghur rights).
VOICES supports activists in exile who are trying to make the home they left a better place. Those voices are important for the perspectives they offer and for the ideas they generate. Voices will provide platforms for those who would otherwise not be heard, in situations of violent conflict.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
11:30 to 13:00
ONLINE | ZOOM Webinar
Event in English. | Free and open to all.
RSVP required to receive the link: REGISTER HERE.
About Yasmin Ullah
Yasmin Ulllah is a Vancouver-Based Rohingya social justice activist. Yasmin formerly served as the President of the Rohingya Human Rights Network. She's currently part of the Steering Committee of Bridges Myanmar Project where she works to build alliance among young people from various ethnic communities in Myanmar.
About Mehmet Tohti
Mehmet Tohti is a prominent Uyghur Canadian activist, campaigning for the rights of Uyghurs over a decade. He is a co-founder of the World Uyghur Congress and has twice served as vice-president. He is executive director of the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project, based in Ottawa.