2019 Spring Richmond Hill Speaker Series - 4 Talks on Thursday Mornings

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Richmond Hill Speaker Series is an opportunity to immerse yourself in knowledge.

4 talks for $45.  If there are any tickets remaining close to the beginning of the series (March 21st) individual tickets may be available.$15 each
Click here to order or call the box office at 905 787-8811

All talks begin at 10 am.

1) Thurs. March 21, 2019 - Adam Chapnick: Canadian Multiculturalism in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities

Canada is known around the world for its remarkable ability to integrate more than a quarter of a million immigrants into the social fabric of the country every year.  The Canadian approach, multiculturalism, is nowhere near perfect - but it does seem to be working better than programs and policies in many other countries.  This lecture seeks to understand what has caused that success, and what challenges await us in the future.

Adam Chapnick is a professor of defense studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.  He is located in Toronto, where he also serves as the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College. He holds a BA from Trent University, an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto. He is the author or editor of seven books and over 40 academic articles and book chapters on Canadian foreign and public policy.  His next book, a history of Canada on the United Nations Security Council, will be published by UBC Press in 2019.

2)  Thurs. April 4, 2019 - Mike Daley: The Fab Four: From Inception to Beatlemania

In February 1964, four lads called the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. This brought home for North American audiences the phenomenon of Beatlemania. Dr. Mike Daley explains their rise to fame from humble roots in Liverpool and performs several of their best known songs.

Dr. Daley holds a Ph.D. in music and has taught undergraduate courses at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities as well as acclaimed later-life courses at York, University of Toronto, Ryerson, George Brown, Learning Unlimited in Etobicoke, Lifelong Learning in Mississauga and Thornhill Lifelong Learning.

3) Thurs. April 18, 2019 - Karen King: Civil Rights in Canada (Please note that this talk  has replaced the one by Jodi Waddilove)

As a producer at the National Film Board of Canada on the Special Mandate Team for Cultural Diversity, Karen King has made films that speak about the civil rights struggle of several groups of Canadians. She calls it nation building. Too many of our stories have not been heard and we take the gains for granted. We are often surprised of the alliances that were formed to create the Canada we enjoy today. Using clips from her films, Karen will help recognize the civil rights history of Canada is rich, varied, exciting and ongoing.

Karen King is a 25-year veteran of the entertainment business. King's career has spanned the private, public and non-profit sectors including a senior management role at Quebecor as executive director, a drama content executive at Global Television, producer at the National Film Board of Canada and host of a live hotline television show at TVO. 

Specializing in diversity management, King helps businesses engage with today's markets by implementing social inclusion in everyday practice, such as through content development and employee engagement. A member of Canada's Who's Who, she is the first black woman to produce a dramatic feature in Canada and the only producer to win the Gemini Canada Award twice.  King is also the founder of Productions Without Borders; an online community dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion in the film and television content industry.

David Newland w/ Siqiniup Qilautu The Northwest Passage in Story and Song
presented by Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
4) Thurs. April 25, 2019 - David Newland with Siqiniup Qilautu (Sundsdrum) : The Northwest Passage in Story and Song

The Northwest Passage in Story and Song is a musical and spoken-word performance inspired by the sights and sounds of the Canadian Arctic, its history and its contemporary realities. Touching on the history of Arctic exploration, including the story of Franklin’s lost expedition, the performance goes on to introduce Inuit ideas of territory, community, and creative culture. Combining photography, storytelling, and live original songs, this performance conveys the emotional and spiritual impact of Arctic travel.
Singer-songwriter David Newland is an expedition host and Zodiac driver who has made multiple trips to the Canadian Arctic, Labrador and Greenland.

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