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Updated: August 4, 2020

Join us on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 2:30-4:30 pm PDT, as BC’s Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender hosts an education and engagement session via Zoom with participants from B.C.’s rural and remote regions.

The two-hour session is an opportunity to hear from people in these regions about the pressing human rights issues impacting their lives and to share information about our rights and responsibilities under law and our human rights system.

“People in our northern and remote communities face unique human rights challenges,” Commissioner Govender said. “I look forward to connecting directly with people from the area about the issues they are facing. We’ll be sharing information with those who can attend about their rights and responsibilities, as well as how they can seek support and justice when they feel that they have been discriminated against.”

“As BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner is newly re-established, my office has identified five key priorities for our work and I want to hear whether these priorities resonate with what rural and remote British Columbians are experiencing in their day to day lives,” she continued.

This session is open to the public. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP on our website at Bchumanrights.ca/events/meet-bcs-human-rights-commissioner/.

The Commissioner is available for media interviews on Wednesday, August 5 from 2:00-3:00 pm to discuss the sessions and her plans for upholding human rights in our province. Please contact our office to schedule.

This education and engagement session is one of several the Commissioner has been conducting around the province. Her next virtual session is planned for B.C.’s Northwest region on August 20, 2020, with a Metro Vancouver session to be held on Sept. 17.

Learn more and register for the remote/rural virtual engagement event.

Learn more about the BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner.

Download our media kit for images of Commissioner Kasari Govender.

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Media Contact: elaine.oconnor@bchumanrights.ca.