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Monday,
September 19
Tuesday,
September 20
9am-12pm
360 Inclusion
1-4pm
360 Exodus
Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm
6 Degrees Presents
Wednesday,
September 21
9am-12pm
360 Prosperity
12:30-2:30pm
Keynote Lunch

2016 Schedule

Monday,
September 19
7:30pm

One of Canada’s most prestigious lecture series welcomes an essential voice of our time to the stage. The 14th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecturer is celebrated author Naomi Klein.

Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin fashioned Canada’s modern democratic movement. Between 1848 and 1851 they led The Great Ministry, a government built on diversity, inclusion, non-violence and a powerful commitment to the public good. The Great Ministry laid the foundations of the Canadian humanist ideal. Established by John Ralston Saul and hosted for the past decade by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, the LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture honours their legacy. The talk has been given by many prominent thinkers, including Georges Erasmus, Louise Arbour, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Robert Lepage, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and Naheed Nenshi.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000).  She is a member of the Board of Directors for climate-action group 350.org and in 2015 was invited to speak at the Vatican to help launch Pope Francis’s historic encyclical on ecology, Laudato si’.

Naomi Klein will deliver the 14th LaFontaine-Baldwin lecture and then be joined by John Ralston Saul for a conversation.

Tuesday,
September 20
9am-12pm
360 Inclusion
Art Gallery of Ontario

Diversity is a reality, inclusion remains a choice. Canada has become an experiment in inclusion. 360: Inclusion starts by asking how other countries understand and experience belonging. Under what circumstances does inclusion best succeed, and how can we foster those circumstances? How do we talk about what we’re doing and build a vocabulary that is resilient enough to manage aspirations and counter apprehension? 360: Inclusion

1-4pm

No one wants to leave home. And yet, large-scale displacement and re-settlement is the front-page news of our time. On the east and south shores of the Mediterranean, violence and disorder are driving people towards the north. These patterns of mass movement are equally dramatic in parts of the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia. There is increasing debate among those receiving refugees as to how to respond. 360: Exodus engages the ongoing crises with empathy and without judgement. What is happening on the ground? How do we reframe these crises so that we can deal with them? 360: Exodus

Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm

Art speaks its own powerful language of inclusion.  To celebrate the essence of art as connection, we are partnering with Hart House and First Nations House at the University of Toronto for a special free event.  6 Degrees Presents showcases Indigenous music and performance.  Headlined by the celebrated DJ crew A Tribe Called Red and emceed by renowned novelist Joseph Boyden, the night will be inclusive, joyful and welcoming to all.

Wednesday,
September 21
9am-12pm
360 Prosperity
Art Gallery of Ontario

Immigration is a benefit, not a cost. Prosperity and innovation are fueled, not undermined, by diversity. To some, this is self-evident. 360: Prosperity explores the economics of inclusion. How are newcomers contributing to national economies? Do our systems block or facilitate their progress and creativity? What is the relationship between becoming a citizen and the individual’s economic contributions? The immigrant/new citizen entrepreneur is little understood. Can new language and new concepts help explain the good business of diversity? 360: Prosperity

Photo: Edward Burtynsky

12:30-2:30pm
Keynote Lunch
Art Gallery of Ontario

Over lunch in Baillie Court at the AGO, 6 Degrees features two dynamic leaders in a fundraiser to help support our youth programs. David McKay, President and CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, and Kweku Mandela, co-founder of the Africa Rising Foundation, each share their thoughts on an aspect of inclusion. Event partner: LiUNA!

7:30pm
Adrienne Clarkson Prize 
for Global Citizenship
Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

Closing 6 Degrees, this marquee event celebrates an individual whose life and work have made the planet a better place. The recipient, a renowned global leader, will share experiences and wisdom.

Locations

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. W
Toronto, M5T 1G4
Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor St. W
Toronto, M5S 1V6
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, University of Toronto
100 Devonshire Place
Toronto, M5S 3H3

News & Media

March 20, 2017
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March 12, 2017
Canadá, inmigración y ciudadanía
March 10, 2017
LaFontaine and Baldwin: 169 Years of Responsible Government