Agenda and Workshops

9:30 am Coffee &  Muffins
10 am Opening Welcome:    Welcome to Treaty Four: by Chief Perry Bellegarde, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations
10:05- 11 am Panel Discussion Featuring: Alex Neve, Jackie Hansen, Dave Mitchell, Valerie J. Galley, and Dana Folkerson.  Moderated by Amnesty International Regina Vice-President Nicole Sarauer  (* see our Bios page for details about our panelists!)
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Workshop #1 See below for workshop choices
12:15- 1 pm Lunch
1:00- 2:15 pm Workshop #2 See below for workshop choices
2:30  – 3:45 pm Workshop #3 See below for workshop choices
3:45- 4:15 pm Mix & Mingle Visit our Video Message booth, shop for merchandise, and make connections with fellow activists!
4:15- 5:15 pm

Keynote AddressCanada and the Protection of Human Rights- Pushing Forward or Falling Behind?

Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada (ES)

5:15- 5:30 pm Closing
6 pmà After Party We are hosting this event to pay tribute to Dicky and Gerhard Scholten of Moose Jaw to recognize their many years of support for Amnesty International’s work – tickets for this event are $15 and can be purchased at the Conference.

 Workshops

Workshop 1 (11:00 am – 12:15 pm)

Torture and Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Amnesty’s Global Campaigns for 2014- 2015

Creative Action Planning for the Win!

Being Inclusive With Our Human Rights Work

Jacqueline Hansen, Major Campaigns and Women’s Rights Campaigner, Amnesty International Canada Dave Oswald Mitchell,  freelance writer, editor and researcher(Co-editor of the book Beautiful Trouble) Leah Keiser, Executive Director of the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity & Reggie Newkirk, Human Rights Activist & Consultant
Workshop 2 (1:00- 2:15 pm)

The Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Write for Rights: The History of W4R and Planning Session for W4R 2013

Where is Canada on Women’s Rights?

Valerie J. Galley, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (with Alex Neve)

Crystal Giesbrecht, Amnesty International Canada Fieldworker (Regina) & Alyssa Scott, Amnesty International Saskatoon Jacqueline Hansen, Major Campaigns and Women’s Rights Campaigner, Amnesty International Canada
Workshop 3 (2:30  – 3:45 pm)

The Right to Food Security from a Canadian Perspective

Torture and Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Amnesty’s Global Campaigns for 2014- 2015

Starting an Amnesty Group at Your School

Dana Folkerson, Executive Director, Regina Education and Action on Child Hunger (REACH) Jacqueline Hansen, Major Campaigns and Women’s Rights Campaigner, Amnesty International Canada Halena Seiferling, Amnesty International Canada Fieldworker (Saskatoon), Nat Bergbusch, Amnesty International- University of Saskatchewan, & Jessa Pillipow, Amnesty International- University of Regina
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