Belonging: Morgane Oger at Trinity Western University's Gender Café
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Belonging: Morgane Oger at Trinity Western University's Gender Café

Join award-winning transgender rights activist Morgane Oger as she chats about educational measures to ensure Canada is more inclusive for everyone and the advocacy that made them possible. Oct 16, 7pm at TWU. Sign up here to be notified when tickets are available.

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WEAPONIZING WORDS: THE DILEMMAS OF FREE SPEECH
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

WEAPONIZING WORDS: THE DILEMMAS OF FREE SPEECH

One of the most contentious issues has become the limits of free speech.

On the one hand free speech has been “weaponized by the right,” as was recently exemplified by Milo Yiannopoulos’s ill-fated speaking engagement at UC Berkeley. Free speech becomes the opportunity to provoke, insult and even threaten members of vulnerable communities. On the other hand, free speech is vital not only to liberal-democratic institutions, but also to the activity of political dissent and ultimately the possibility of radical alternatives that break dramatically with the status quo.

Director of the SFU Institute for the Humanities, Samir Gandesha, will reflect on the dilemma of Free speech and expression and academic freedom. His lecture will be followed by responses from Morgane Oger and Josh Paterson of the BCCLA.

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IDAHOT 2018: Morgane Oger in conversation with Peter Gajdics about hate and resilience
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

IDAHOT 2018: Morgane Oger in conversation with Peter Gajdics about hate and resilience

Morgane Oger marks IDAHOT on 17 May as she joins “The Inheritence of Shame” author Peter Gajdics for a conversation on conversion therapy and the dangers of social conservative bias and hate at the VPL Vancouver Main Branch, hosted by the Morgane Oger Foundation and Vancouver Public Library.

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An Evening with Morgane Oger
May
9
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening with Morgane Oger

On April 23, 2018, BC saw a coordinated same-day rally in Vancouver and Victoria where Christian supremacist group Culture Guard, the Hells Angels, and White supremacist group Soldiers of Odin converged as a socially-conservative show of force pressing for the removal of the existing SOGI component of the BC education curriculum, put in place in recent years to help increase the inclusion of the LGBTQ2+ community.

Join Morgane Oger at the Vancouver home of social entrepreneurs Dana and Joel Solomon for an intimate evening as she discusses the rise of intolerance and social conservative sentiment in Canada, the necessary limits on hateful speech that our laws provide, and how the Morgane Oger Foundation is standing up to help protect the rights of everyone against those who would impose their bias on others.

For more information, contact our events coordinator at events@ogerfoundation.ca or check on our eventbrite page by clicking here

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