Enriching Communities With Public Art – Alexis Kane Speer and Anjuli Solanki (Fall Forum #4 Summary)

Enriching Communities With Public Art – Alexis Kane Speer and Anjuli Solanki – This forum featured the work of STEPS Public Art. This organization works to engage and empower artists and communities in transforming public spaces into vibrant places. Alexis KaneSpeer, the Founding and Executive Director, and Anjuli Solanki, the Director of Community Programming, gave an engaging, informative and very visual presentation.

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Dr. Harold Troper – “None is Too Many”: Thoughts 40 Years Later (Fall Forum #5 on Nov. 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm at Tartu)

On the 40th anniversary of the publishing of Harold Troper’s and Irving Abella’s book, None Is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe, 1933-1948, the story of the Canadian government’s refusal to allow Jewish immigration from Europe during the Holocaust, Professor Troper will discuss the unusual backstory to the writing and publication of the book, how it was received, and the impact it has had on Canadian immigration and refugee policy.

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UNDRIP Implementation in Canada: Completing Decolonization – Peter Russell (Summary Spring Talk #5 In Case You Missed It)

One of the foremost experts on Canada’s constitutional, aboriginal and judicial politics, Peter Russell has had a distinguished career as a political scientist and prolific author. Russell was chair of the Research Advisory Committee for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples and presently serves as Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Innis College, University of Toronto. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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The Impact of Barbie and Plastics on Our Planet – Giovanna Riccio (Summary Fall Forum # 2 on October 7, 2019)

Barbie is now one of us! She officially became a senior citizen on March 9, 2019, having been invented 60 years ago by Ruth Handler, a mom living in Los Angeles whose husband owned a plastics manufacturing business. Giovanna Riccio led Academy members on a poetic journey using the iconic Barbie doll as a lens to view how society and the role of women have evolved over the past 60 years.
Giovanna Riccio led Academy members on a poetic journey using the iconic Barbie doll as a lens to view how society and the role of women have evolved over the past 60 years.

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