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Updated: August 17, 2020

Join us on Thursday, August 20, 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 Northeast region.

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

“People in our northern communities face unique human rights challenges,” Commissioner Govender said. “It’s important to me to connect directly with people from this region about the issues they are facing. We’ll be sharing information about citizens’ rights and responsibilities, as well as how they can seek support and justice when 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 British Columbians living in the Northeast are experiencing in their everyday lives,” she continued.

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

The Commissioner is available for media interviews on Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00-3:00 pm to discuss the sessions and her plans for upholding human rights. Please contact our office to schedule.

This is the sixth education and engagement session the Commissioner has held to hear from citizens across the province. Her final session is planned for Metro Vancouver on Sept. 17.

Register for our Northeast regional engagement.

Learn about the BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner.

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Media contact: Elaine.oconnor@bchumanrights.ca.

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