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Asna Adhami, journalist, film maker and poet has all along sought to tell the untold story and to fathom the roots of prejudice. But now she’s looking to pursue that search in new ways, particularly through artistic expression – a series of poems that express the strong emotions she grew up with, a photo exhibit and in a new way create opportunities for community conversations.
Amnesty International, (AI) opened its Halifax office on 28 May with an all-day program of talks and presentations. “This was a significant development,” Alex Neve, the Secretary General of Amnesty International (Canada) told Touch BASE editor Robin Arthur.
The world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs from around the world, with ideas for new business ventures and financial backing from Canadian investors, can apply to the brand-new Start-Up Visa Program as of April 1, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced mid April.
Multimedia and Multiculturalism (M&M) a national initiative that connects diverse communities with media organizations in Canada is now looking to recruit high school students into its media internship program. Maureen Juma, the Halifax Regional Coordinator told students at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax that M&M’s objective is to make the country’s media inclusive.
The Nova Scotia Adult Learner’s Week kicked off in April promoting learning across the spectrum of life from April 6 to 14 at several locations across the province. The scope of learning ranged from film screenings by emerging filmmakers – ACALATV to a discussion on End of Life Law and Policy in Canada and Abroad, and stories from learners.
The Keshen Goodman Library hosted an Immigrant Culture Week from 2 to 7 March. This included a series of exhibitions of art, custom and culture in which the Iranians, Chinese, Arab and Nepalese communities participated. The event was the brain child of Sohaila Hashemi.
An English-Chinese magazine Dakai Maritimes was launched during the Immigrant Culture Week at the Keshen Goodman library in the first week on March. “The Chinese word ‘Dakai’ translated in English means ‘Open up’ the publisher, Meng Chow, told this reporter in an interview.
The Keshen Goodman Library in Halifax was host to a month-long exhibition of art and literature by immigrant artists. The theme: The Art of Belonging. This was an initiative by two young ladies—You Mei and Huwaida Madani—who undertook and ran the project funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
It may be said that the Agha Khan development Network (AKDN) programs are being promoted in Muslim resident regions of the world. But Hakim Feerasta, former Chief Executive Officer of the Aga Khan Foundation (Tajikstan and Pakistan), says that’s not an accurate assessment. “There are several programs in India, for example, where the minority beneficiaries are Muslims.”
The dilemma about whether or not religion must be observed and celebrated in the public square was the topic of a panel discussion in Halifax on December 6. The discussion was hosted by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and the Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University (SMU).