POSTPONED – Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the EquiTalks will take place at an alternate date in 2020.
Do you care about equality, diversity and inclusion and want to learn more about human rights issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity? Are you based in Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver?
Equitas is pleased to invite you to an inspiring panel discussion with Victor Madrigal-Borloz, United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and panelists from across the country who are promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTQ2I communities.
About our guest of honour
As a UN Independent Expert, Victor Madrigal-Borloz assesses the implementation of international human rights law, raises awareness, and provides advisory services and capacity-building to help address violence and discrimination against persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
“There are 2 billion people that live in environments where homosexuality has been criminalized, and whoever is born an LGBT person will be born a criminal, due to factors that are not under her or his control and have to do simply with who they are and who they love. My dream is to see a world free of criminalization of same-sex relations by 2030.”– Victor Madrigal-Borloz
About the event
The event will be held at Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. A diverse panel in each city will engage with Victor Madrigal-Borloz on building more equitable and inclusive communities in Canada and around the world, followed by an open discussion with the audience.
Join leaders from the corporate, philanthropic, academic and community sectors for an inspiring talk on how to better promote and protect human rights of LGBTQ2I communities in Canada as well as internationally. A diverse panel in each city will engage with Victor Madrigal-Borloz on building more equitable and inclusive communities in Canada and around the world, followed by an open discussion with the audience.
Limited seating: get your tickets before March 20!
All proceeds from the event will go to support Equitas’ human rights education in Canada and across the globe.
If you can’t make it to the event but would like to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing discrimination and violations of their rights, please donate what you can to Equitas here.