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Thursday, May 21, 2015

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:

The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)
-11th ACUNS Student Conference "Due North: Next Generation Arctic
Research & Leadership" - November 2015, Calgary

-Call for contributors: Anthology of WOC Graduate Students

-L.M. Montgomery and Gender Conference- University of Prince Edward
Island, June 2016

-Haitian Studies Association Conference - October 2015, Université de Montréal

-Sephardic, North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Communities in
North America deadline for submission extended

-AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples Call for
Papers: Indigenous Modernities Deadline: 15 July 2015


-Call for Papers: African Nationalisms, History and Development

-CFP: The private/public politics of intimacy

-13th AWID International Forum on Women's Rights and Development: Call
for Participation

-CFP: Empires of Love? Heterosexual regimes and motherhood moralities

-CFP - Large-scale Resource Projects and Moral Encounters. AAS Conference 2015

-Call for Papers - Book - Understanding Vulnerability, Building
Resilience: Responses to Disasters and Climate Change

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


Forced Labour in Supply Chains - Public Event, Newcastle UK
June 3rd 2015

Addressing forced labour in supply chains: Tales from the ground and
around the world

June 3rd 2015

10am-12pm on Room 2.20, Research Beehive, Old Library Building,
Newcastle University, UK.

Panel presentations from the following leaders on their work:

• Leonardo Sakamoto (NGO Repórter Brasil)
• Andrews Tagoe (General Agricultural Workers Union, Ghana)
• Jin-Sook Lee (Building and Woodworkers International)
• Anannya Bhattacharjee (Society for Labour and Development, India)
• Laura Germino and Greg Asbed (Coalition of Immokalee Workers, US)
Discussant: Don Flynn (Migrants' Rights Network)

Hosted by Newcastle University's Centre for Latin American and
Caribbean Studies, and Culture-Economy-Life and Politics-State-Space
Research Clusters at Durham University's Geography Department

For further information, please email


All welcome!
Thank you!

Upcoming Workshop: Participatory Gender Audit Facilitator Certification

We would like to inform you that the ITCILO is launching the fourth
edition of the workshop "A978102 ILO participatory gender audit
facilitator certification (BLENDED)".

The workshop will be held in Turin from 13 to 17 July 2015, following
an on-line preparation phase (22 June to 10 July 2015).

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2015

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a specific set
of know-what and know-how competencies, to conduct participatory
gender audits (PGA) in any type of organizations. PGA certified
facilitators will bear high quality standards and provide peace of
mind for organizations seeking competent PGA facilitators. The ILO PGA
methodology, in use for over 11 years, is well recognised by the UN
system and by the ILO constituent organizations.
Please refer to the flyer for further information on pre-requisites
and certification process.

The participation fees (2,900 euros) cover online phase, tuition as
well as full board and lodging on Campus (6 nights).

A few partial fellowships (covering up to 1,300 euro) are available
for nationals from developing countries.

* Application form available by clicking
* More information on the course available by clicking

Some reduction in cost may be available for organizations sending 3 or
more staff. Please contact us directly for more information.
For information on all of our activities:<>

May we also ask you to share this information with your colleagues and
Very best regards,

Johanne Lortie

Activity Manager, ITCILO<>
International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality
International Training Centre, International Labour Organisation
Normes internationales du travail, Droits au travail et égalité genre
Centre international de formation, Organisation internationale du travail

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) is holding its
Closing Event in Ottawa.

May 31-June 3, 2015.
Delta Hotel, Ottawa

For more than 120 years, tens of thousands of Aboriginal children were
sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government
and run by the churches. They were taken from their families and
communities in order to be stripped of language, cultural identity and
traditions. Canada's attempt to wipe out Aboriginal cultures failed.
But it left an urgent need for reconciliation between Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal peoples.

Be a part of the National Journey for Healing and Reconciliation!

• Survivor Sharing Circles
• Walk for Reconciliation
• Actions of Reconciliation
• Education Day
• Traditional Ceremonies
• Cultural Performances
• Films, Archival Photos and more

Come and share your truth about the schools and their legacy. Witness
and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures!

All gatherings are held at the Delta Ottawa, unless otherwise
indicated. Open to the public and admission is free.

Sacred Fire and Sunrise Ceremonies – May 31 to June 3, 2015 on
Victoria Island (no cameras please).

Statement Gathering – June 1-2, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission wants to hear from everyone
who has been affected by the Indian Residential Schools. That includes
Survivors of the schools, their families, community members – anyone
whose life has been affected by the schools or their legacy.

Honourary Witness Ceremony – June 1-2 at the Delta Ottawa
Honourary Witnesses are public figures who take on a special
responsibility for sharing the TRC's message of truth-telling and
reconciliation. In fact, we are all invited to be witnesses – to
listen carefully to the truths that are shared and to share them with
those that we know when we return to our own homes and communities.
New Honourary Witnesses will be inducted during the Ottawa Closing

TRC Final Report – June 2, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa
TRC Commissioners will release their findings on Indian Residential
Schools. Join in person at Delta Ottawa, or tune in via webcast for
this historic event.

Walk for Reconciliation – May 31, 2015 from École secondaire de l'Île
in Gatineau to Marion Dewar Plaza (Ottawa City Hall)
Join thousands of walkers on May 31, 2015 as we walk in solidarity
with Survivors of Indian Residential Schools and take a stand for
better relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians;
relations built on respect, understanding and hope for a better future
for all Canadians.

Sharing Circles with Survivor Committee – June 1-2, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa
Share your truth with others in a Sharing Circle facilitated by a
member of the Indian Residential School Survivor Committee.

Actions of Reconciliation – June 1, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa
As the TRC mandate draws to an end, national organizations are invited
to state their commitment to continued efforts towards reconciliation.

Learning Place – June 1-2, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa
Spend some time learning about the schools that Aboriginal children
attended in Ontario, and about the effect this experience had on the
lives of these children as they became adults. Have a conversation
with someone who can tell you something you might not have known before.

Church Archives – June 1-2, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa
Look through historic photographs of students and schools, as well as
other documents from the archives of the church entities that operated
the Indian Residential Schools.

Film Screening – Evenings of May 31 and June 1, 2015 at the National
Gallery. Filmmakers will be on hand for a brief discussion after the
screening. Film titles to be confirmed very soon.

Honouring Memories - Planting Dreams – June 3, 2015 at Rideau Hall
Join children and youth from across the region of Ottawa as they team
up with guests at Rideau Hall for an honouring ceremony and planting a
Garden of Hearts in memory of children that went missing while at
residential school.

As a legacy to the work of the TRC, the First Nation Child and Family
Caring Society, KAIROS and Project of Heart, are inviting children and
youth across the country to create a Garden of Heart in their region.
Click here to find out more and to register your Garden of Hearts!

Education Day – A full day of varied programming designed for
elementary, junior high and high school students. This program occurs
off-site. Pre-registration is required.

Thank you/Merci

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