Rebecca Dawn presents on stage at the GlobalFest Human Rights Forum in 2017
Rebecca Dawn at the GlobalFest Human Rights Forum in 2017 | Photo: Jason Lawrence

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum

Annual forum goes back to the basics for 2018

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Featuring local and international academics, community leaders, educators, and urban artists, join GlobalFest as it goes back to basics.

Since 2007, the GlobalFest Human Rights Forum has set out to promote diversity, cross cultural respect, and equality in our community, structured around the UNESCO’s Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.

Presented by UNAC-Calgary, a branch of United Nations Association in Canada, the program encourages systemic change across the Canadian community in a positive and safe environment.

This year’s forum is a platform for sharing experiences, knowledge, and practical solutions necessary to address issues of racism and discrimination. Using panel discussions to provide important information on how life-support systems in Canada function, the five-day forum highlights challenges that may negatively affect our multicultural population and opportunities to overcome these challenges.

The final day features a performance by Indigenous LA-based hip hop group Lightning Cloud alongside a performance of Truth Production, a theatre project featuring a blended cast of Indigenous and non-Indigenous urban artists.

The GlobalFest Human Rights Forum runs August 7 to 11, 2018 at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library (616 Macleod Trail SE). Admission is free with event receptions daily. For more information, head to