2017/02/22 - Safeguarding Our Communities, Upholding Our Shared Values

Safeguarding Our Communities, Upholding Our Shared Values
A Community Forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination
February 22, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia




Keynote Address

His Excellency Artur Wilczynski, Ambassador of Canada to Norway

Moderated Q&A with His Excellency Artur Wilczynski, Ambassador of Canada to Norway


Racial Discrimination in Our Communities, Healing and Reconciliation

Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships & Professionalism, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia


Dr. Robert Krell, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, UBC and Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre Founding President and Outreach Speaker


Chief Robert Joseph, Reconciliation Canada Ambassador

Conversion with Dr. Gurdeep Parhar, Dr. Robert Krell, and Chief Robert Joseph (Moderated by Lien Yeung, CBC Vancouver)

Contributions of Immigrants to Our Communities

Short Film: Immigration




The Honourable Yuen Pau Woo, Senator, B.C.

Moderated Conversation with Mrs. Christine Brodie (Education Consultant), Ms. Judith Bosire (Consultant, MNP LLP), Ms. Sarah Al-Qaysi (Program Assistant, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.), and Mr. Travis Chen (President, Yigeda)



S.U.C.C.E.S.S. thanks the following supporters for their generous contributions to the Community Forum.


    BCID H rgb pos            CityofVancouver    



Community Roundtable Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

      David and Dorothy
Lam Foundation 
         MNP         UBC 

Major Media Sponsor


Media Sponsors

    FairchildTV     Talentvision      Omni       CanadianCityPost     
     SingTao      CanadianImmigrant      EvergreenNews        GlobalChinesePress    
     Jewish Independent      MingPaoDailyNews      TheVoice        DailyHive    
    Tyee     Roundhouse     SpiceRadio            


Community Supporter Sponsors
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Direction Legal LLP
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
Vancouver Foundation


Affinity Medical Clinic
Grace and Richard Wong
Peter Guo, Brenda Tan and Family
Township 7 Vineyards and Winery

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