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Karen Mock Lunch and Learn
January 14, 2014 @ 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm
Multiculturalism and Human Rights – the increasing challenge of competing rights
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
FIFSW, Room 548
Our diverse society brings increasing challenges when rights and freedoms compete or collide – freedom of speech vs. freedom from harassment and hate; freedom of religion vs. gender equality or freedom for traditional cultural practices.
• How far should we go to “accommodate” differences, while at the same time staying committed to human rights, fairness and equality for all?
• What are the implications of multiculturalism for all levels of the system?
• How do we overcome the challenges of putting theory and policy into practice when it comes to racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, sexism, homophobia, and other dimensions of social exclusion and marginalization?
These are the issues that will be explored by Dr. Karen Mock, recognized in Canada and internationally as an expert in human rights, and well known as a dynamic lecturer and workshop coordinator on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dr. Karen Mock is a certified teacher and educational psychologist, specializing in human rights, hate crimes, and diversity issues. She has been qualified by the Canadian courts and Human Rights Tribunals as an expert on hate groups, hate on the Internet, racism, discrimination, antisemitism, and human rights. She chaired the Hate Crimes Community Working Group for the Attorney General and Minister of Community Safety and Corrections, producing a province wide strategy for addressing hate crimes and assisting victims. Dr. Mock also served as Senior Policy Advisor on Diversity and Equity to the Minister of Education, for the development and delivery of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy.