A roundtable discussion in light of the 50th anniversary of Canada’s adoption of multiculturalism with Canadian Muslim scholars and activists. The panel will bring together different perspectives on the politics of multiculturalism and pluralism in Canadian society as they relate to religion, race/ethnicity, gender, and indigeneity amidst a climate of Islamophobia. This webinar is co-Sponsored by I-RSS and the Chester Ronning Center for the Study of Religion and Public Life (CRC) at the University of Alberta.
Evelyn Hamdon, PhD Senior Advisor, Equity and Human Rights, Provost & Vice-President Academic @University of Alberta – Evelyn Hamdon is currently the Senior Advisor, Equity and Human Rights, in the Office of the Provost, where she provides advice to senior leadership on a range of issues relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Alberta. Evelyn comes to this position after three years in the Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights, and over 20 years as an anti racism and EDI educational and strategic consultant working across a number of sectors. Her research and practice are grounded in anti-oppression and de-colonial theories, including the examination of social exclusion at the nexus of gendered and racialized identities. Evelyn has a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Alberta and is the author of Islamophobia and the Question of Muslim Identity (Fernwood Publishing).