Intersections of Advocacy
Part of Ignite Change 2017
Tuesday, August 22 (2:45 pm – 3:45 pm)
Grant MacEwan University

PSN is pleased to be hosting a session, Intersections of Advocacy, at the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Right’s Ignite Change 2017 conference.

Join this diverse panel for a lively discussion about the intersections of struggles for equity and justice in the face of oppressive institutions and misinformed citizens. Activists from the Palestinian and Indigenous communities will trace their justice movements and discuss the differences and similarities between their movements. This intersectional panel will provide a broad perspective on the never-ending work that is undertaken to abolish hatred.

You can register for Ignite Change 2017 online, and if money represents an impediment to attend the conference, JHC is sponsoring spots (free admission) and accepting donations (pay what you can).

About the speakers:

Ranya El-Sharkawi is a first generation Canadian with Palestinian roots in Gaza and Jaffa. She is a political science (hon.) student at the University of Alberta and the Vice President External for the Political Science Undergraduate Association. Ranya’s research explores how generations of diasporic Palestinians conceptualize Palestine as a homeland.

April Eve Wiberg is an advocate, survivor and founding member of the Stolen Sisters & Brothers Awareness Movement, a 100% grassroots movement raising awareness on the national epidemic of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Men and Boys. April Eve continues to strive at breaking the cycle of poverty and violence, committing herself to being a strong voice against racism, sexual exploitation and other human rights abuses.

Moderated by Fatme Elkadry, representing the Palestine Solidarity Network. Fatme Elkadry is a first-generation Canadian Muslim with roots in Safed, Palestine. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta in Human Geography (hon.). Fatme actively seeks opportunities to engage her local community in the preservation of a lost Palestinian culture and in advocating for the human rights of Palestinian people.