OCTOBER 6, 2021 - VOICES: Activists in Exile. Agents of Change.

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, in the launch of the initiative VOICES.

VOICES: Activists in Exile. Agents of Change.

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. Join us in the virtual launch of this initiative as we will learn more about it and listen to the voice of human rights activist Ali Mirzad.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021
13:00 to 15:00

Event in English. | Free and open to all.
RSVP required to receive the link: REGISTER HERE.

About Ali Mirzad

Ali Mirzad – an Ottawa based activist – is Senior Advisor with the Canadian Hazara Humanitarian Services (CHHS), a group advocating for the human rights of the Hazaras of Afghanistan. CHHS is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide hope, support and resources to community members, with a focus on serving newcomers and the most vulnerable and marginalized members of society.

Drawing of a person from behind with a suitcase on a background of beige brick wall.
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