Kasari Govender

April 14, 2021
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm PDT

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Join us for a thought-provoking talk about how a human rights lens can inform our efforts to transform K-12 schools and address inequities and systemic racism faced by First Nations learners.

As BC’s first independent Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender’s role is to lead the promotion and protection of human rights in British Columbia through the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner.

Kasari Govender has devoted her life to promoting human rights with a focus on the rights of those most marginalized and vulnerable. From 2008 until 2019, she held leadership positions at West Coast LEAF, including as Executive Director.

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  • Registration is free but please note space is limited. This is an online session that will take place on Zoom. There will be a question and answer period following the address.
  • Eligibility: Educators and education administrators in BC are eligible to attend, including representatives from First Nations, First Nations schools, public schools, and independent schools. The intended audience for this event is educators and education administrators and not K-12 students. FNESC will be organizing a Speaker Series for students at a later date.

About the Speaker Series

FNESC is providing this opportunity for opportunity for learning, sharing, and dialogue to address significant topics in First Nations education. It is part of FNESC’s efforts to build capacity within the BC education system in regard to issues including Indigenous rights and anti-Indigenous racism, in alignment with the 57th Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Event Contact

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