Two Ships, a monumental history painting, will be unveiled in conjunction with 360: Bridges, our session on building alliances between Indigenous peoples and newcomers to Canada. Read moreGayatri Kumar Schedule
With a little more than a week to go until the 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2017, we are incredibly excited to announce this year’s 6 Degrees Junior Fellows.
6 Degrees drives a global conversation on citizenship and inclusion. The Canadian initiative is at once an immersive annual three-day event in Toronto, a series of one-day sessions across the globe, and a digital space where ideas and experiences are continuously shared. 6 Degrees is about connection, conversation, artistic representation and the power that comes from bringing engaged people together. It counters rising nativism and exclusion, and instead, invites everyone to find a place in our circle. 6 Degrees breaks down barriers and brings together authors and activists, artists and academics to think out loud and reframe the debate over inclusion and active citizenship.
Chinese artist and activist renowned for his strong aesthetic statements that resonate with timely phenomena across today’s geopolitical world. Get tickets
Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University and has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” and a “rock-star moralist.”
Yasmina Aboutaleb is a Amsterdam-based journalist, currently working on a book covering diversity within the Moroccan community in the Netherlands.
Kiku Adatto is an award-winning teacher at Harvard University and an author, scholar and commentator on art, popular culture, and civic life.
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.
Yannis Behrakis is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist born in Athens, Greece.
Sunny Bergman is documentary filmmaker and writer in the Netherlands.
Tyler Brûlé is widely considered one of the most influential media innovators of his generation.
Denise Andrea Campbell has been working nationally and internationally on social inclusion issues since the age of 16.
26th Governor General of Canada, and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is an engaged activist for gender equality, and a mother of three young children.
17th Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to hold this position, and the longest serving in history.
First female First Nations general surgeon and mother.
Regina Catrambone Co-Founder and ED of the search-and-rescue organization Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS)
Joe Cressy is a City Councillor who works tirelessly to build better and more inclusive neighbourhoods, and expand and improve public green spaces.
Tara Denham is the Director of the Democracy Unit at Global Affairs Canada, which includes the Digital Inclusion Lab.
Celebrated former Mayor of Mexico City and President of the UN Global Network on Safer Cities.
Reni Eddo-Lodge is a London-based award-winning journalist. Reni has spent half a decade writing, thinking and speaking about racism.
Nassira El Moaddem is a Paris-based journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Bondy Blog.
George Elliott Clarke is the 4th Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and Canada’s 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17).
Joséphine Goube CEO of Techfugees, an NGO that coordinates the tech community’s response to the refugee crisis.
Hadeel Ibrahim is the founding ED of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Africa Center in New York.
Ramzi Jaber is the Co-Founder of Visualizing Impact, specializing in data visualization and creating visual stories on social issues .
Robert Johnson serves as President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
Stephan Jost is the Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and former Director of the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA).
Ines Kappert is a long-time journalist and Executive Director of the Gunda Werner Institute
Wadah Khanfar is the former Director-General of the Al Jazeera Networks and is currently President of Al Sharq Forum.
Esma Linnemann is a Dutch print and radio journalist. She writes extensively about diversity and gender issues.
Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award-winning London-based journalist, educator and organizer.
Sana A. Malik is the Founder and Creative Director of This is Worldtown, a platform featuring content by women of colour storytellers from around the world.
Saray Milroy is an art critic, writer and curator. She is the former editor and publisher of Canadian Art and served as chief art critic of The Globe and Mail (2001-2011).
Kent Monkman is an artist of Cree ancestry, well-known for his provocative reinterpretations of romantic North American landscapes.
Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe curator, image and word warrior, community organizer, and inaugural curator of Canadian & Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Marie-Josée is Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and General Director of DestiNATIONS, an Indigenous cultural organization promoting Indigenous legacy projects.
Irene Poetranto is Senior Researcher with the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab on cybersecurity and human rights.
Will Prosper is a documentary filmmaker and civil rights activist. A former RCMP officer, he co-founded Montréal-Nord Républik.
Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-born author, storyteller and LGBTQ-refugee activist who calls Canada home.
René Rouwette is the Executive Director of Kompass, an organization for civil rights, social justice and equal opportunities within the Netherlands.
Award-winning essayist and novelist, and Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
Eva Salinas is Managing Editor of foreign affairs news site OpenCanada.org and former editor of The Santiago Times in Chile.
Doug Saunders writes the Globe and Mail’s international-affairs column, and also serves as the paper’s online opinion and debate editor.
Bernhard Schlink is a writer and a professor of public law and legal philosophy; for many years he was also a judge at a German constitutional law court.
Niigaan is Anishinaabe, originally from St. Peter’s (Little Peguis) Indian Settlement near Selkirk, Manitoba, and is is an international commentator on Indigenous issues.
Brett Solomon is Co-Founder and ED of Access Now, the world’s leading digital rights organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk.
Heike Steinweg is a German portrait photographer. Her photos have appeared in Die Zeit, The New York Times, Le Monde & The Sunday Times Magazine.
Dione Taylor is a soulful and powerful Canadian female singer/songwriter.
Richard van der Laken, is an acclaimed Dutch graphic designer, entrepreneur, and an ambassador for the social impact of design.
Natascha van Weezel is Dutch a journalist and screenwriter. She is a columnist at Trouw and published her first book ‘Skinny Years’ at the age of 20.
Fabrice is Co-Founder and ED of Pour 3 Points, an organization that transforms sport coaches into life coaches for youth in low-income neighbourhoods.
Den Haag, NL
April 3, 2017
Den Haag, NL
April 3, 2017
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
April 24, 2017
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
April 24, 2017