Last fall, the Bahá’ís of Salmon Arm hosted a series of public discussions on the topic of human rights. Each of the first five discussions began with a replaying of one of the 2017 CBC Massey Lectures. The lectures all focused on the need for global justice.
During the discussion series, we heard from participants that they valued having a forum to discuss important issues and that they wanted to find ways of taking positive and effective action at a local level. Therefore, when we heard Tanya Talaga present the 2018 CBC Massey lectures, with her focus on the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples in Canada, we knew we had found a path that could lead our human rights discussion from a global context to an incredibly timely and locally relevant context.
Much to our surprise and joy, we just learned that Tanya Talaga, the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, will be giving a talk in Vernon, the week before our series starts. If you would like to listen to Tanya speak, in person, you can buy tickets and attend her talk, February 20, at the Vernon campus of Okanagan College.
From February 26, 2019 through April 2, 2019, the Bahá’ís of Salmon Arm will be hosting a series of pre-recorded lectures, followed by public discussions, which will be held in the Aboriginal Room at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College. All the events are open to the public and admission and refreshments are free. For more details and directions, please click on each of the following links: