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Thursday, February 27 • 10:30am - 11:30am
James Makokis & Anthony Johnson Keynote: Diversity and Inclusion - Race, Gender & Sexuality

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Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson both have an incredible firsthand understanding of the resilience two under represented communities. They have a very unique perspectives on the importance of acceptance and equal treatment regarding cultural, gender, sexuality and racial differences. Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Many individuals face personal challenges in achieving success. They combines his story, every day life experiences and areas of expertise to deliver practical insights on how to create accepting spaces and to implement strategies where EVERYONE can prosper by incorporating an accepting attitude to anyone that is outside of social norms. They will share insights from LGBTQ2 and First Nation peoples experience in facing different types of challenges and discrimination and how to incorporate new attitudes, policies and actions for an inclusivity.

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James Makokis & Anthony Johnson

Dr. James Makokis is well grounded in all matters relating to Indigenous cultures, traditions, values, and customs. He is one of Canada's leading experts for Canadians and First Nation communities. Dr. Makokis currently heads one of Canada's leading LGBTQ2 and Transgender focused... Read More →