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Conference Videos

Volker Türk: CARFMS Conference opening keynote
Opening keynote address of the 2012 conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) by Dr. Volker Türk, Director, Division of International Protection, UNHCR, Geneva

Lorne Waldman: And this too shall pass…
Keynote Presentation by Lorne Waldman, President of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL), at the 2012 Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Debbie Douglas: CARFMS Conference Keynote
“Perspectives of the Immigrant and Refugee Serving Communities on recent changes to government funding and service delivery to newcomers to Canada”: Keynote Presentation by Debbie Douglas, Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), at the 2012 Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

CARFMS Plenary Session: Assisting and Protecting People Fleeing Violence and Conflict
“Assisting and Protecting People Fleeing Violence and Conflict: Special panel session on ‘generalized violence’ with the participation of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR)” – Concluding Plenary session of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Participants are:
– Justice James O’Reilly, Federal Court of Canada
– Barbara Jackman, Lawyer, Jackman & Associates
– Howard Adelman, Founding Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University (moderator)
– Janet Dench, Canadian Council for Refugees
– Dr. Kees Wouters, Division of International Protection, UNHCR

Other Videos

A few years ago, CARFMS asked Spin El Poeta, a Guatemalan-born former refugee now living and performing in Canada to create a spoken word piece for one of our conferences. We had asked him to examine the overlaps between the refugee experience and the historical and continuing consequences of forced displacement among Canada’s aboriginal communities. The result was very powerful (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmLpQ7uWkCU). Recently, he performed an updated version at the Toronto Poetry Slam finals, and he won! It’s a beautiful, angry piece. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WAdZEJX8eY

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