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Hope & Health: Tools for Reclaiming Our Human Rights

June 14 @ 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

CAD20 – CAD80

A National Conversation on How To Survive and Thrive in Difficult Times


Register here for the Human Rights Forum

A full day forum on strategies on how to be strong and pro-active while living in an environment where human rights, especially those of trans and other 2SLGBTQIA+ people are being challenged. Led by:

Fae Johnstone MSW, Executive Director of Wisdom2Action, nationwide community organizer and advocate for Trans & Queer Rights
Wilbur Turner, President of Advocacy Canada, advocate and human rights blogger
Dr. j wallace skelton, Assistant Professor, Queer Studies in Education, University of Regina
Omayra Issa, Co-Anchor, CPAC, Journalist and Broadcaster, Producer of “Black on the Prairies”

Conversations will focus on hopeful ways forward, best practices for mental health care, and building a caring community.


8:45 am -Registration, coffee, tea, and fellowship
9:25 am – Opening Ceremony and Welcome
9:45 am – Fae Johstone: The Big Picture and How to Address Disinformation
10:45 am – Networking and nutrition break
11:00 am – Two Spirit People and Perspective on Rights

12:00 noon – Lunch – Speaker: “Unhoused, Uncared For and Hungry” – Trans/Queer Youth at Risk (Soup, sandwich, bannock, berries)

1:00 pm – Dr. j wallace skelton: Education and Rights – Moving Forward in Saskatchewan
1:45 pm – Wilbur Turner: Building Safety and Survival Toolkits
2:15 pm – Break
2:30 pm – Putting Toolkits to Work: Case Studies in Human Rights Conflicts: Breakout Sessions led by moderators
3:30 pm – Sharing Strategies from Case Studies
4:15 pm – Mental Health Check-in (Kieran)
4:45 pm – Close of day session

5:30 pm – Informal Reception
6:00 pm – Dinner
6:30 pm – Keynote Address: Race, Rights, and The Unique Moment We Are In
7:15 pm – “Cultural Café” Drumming, Drag, Drama
8:30 pm – Closing

Registration fee: $85 Regular  $20 Youth/Senior (subsidies available)  Sliding scale applies

Sponsored by Saskatoon Pride, Remai Modern, Pflag Canada, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, SEIU-West & Gender and Sexual Diversity Committee (SEIU-West), Wisdom2Action 

Remai Modern

102 Spadina Crescent E
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0L3 Canada