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October 29, 2021, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

On Friday, October 29, BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) is hosting a virtual screening of our new “I love my human rights” video series with a story featuring Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ+ refugee advocate Danny Ramadan.

Ramadan is the organizer of An Evening in Damascus, an annual cultural gathering and fundraiser to facilitate the safe arrival of Syrian LGBTQ+ refugees to Canada. In the video, he shares his experience coming out and finding community, working as a journalist during the Arab Spring and Syrian civil war, being arrested and forced to leave Syria and starting over in Canada as a writer, public speaker and activist.

Following the screening, Ramadan will speak to his experiences and participate in a conversation about community, storytelling and how promoting human rights can unleash human potential.

This video is the latest in a series BCOHRC is producing as part of our mandate to educate British Columbians about systemic discrimination and how to dismantle it.

The “I love my human rights” project uses video storytelling as a tool to help personalize complex human rights concepts and encourage empathy and action. The video will be released publicly following the screening.

Event details:

Date: Friday, October 29
Time: 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. PDT
Method: Virtual, via Facebook Live

How to join the event:

  • Click here to RSVP for the event if you have a Facebook account. If you don’t have a Facebook account, simply bookmark the page for later.
  • If you need to join the event via a toll-free phone number instead of through Facebook Live: Call 1-855-703-8985 at 1:30 p.m. on Oct 29. When prompted for a Meeting ID, enter 884 5071 5062#. Then, you will be prompted for a Participant ID, just enter #. Lastly, you will be prompted for a Passcode, enter 280542#.

Please email Miley Leong, Engagement Advisor at engagement@bchumanrights.ca
or contact us on our toll-free number at 1-844-922-6472 with questions.

A note on accessibility:
Closed captioning will be available at this event.