Alan is a Director of the Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society and taught courses on racism and ethnic relations at Simon Fraser University. Alan conducts research on hate groups and provides workshops to unions, schools and government agencies to prevent the recruitment of youth into destructive groups. He has organized international conferences on racism, authored reports on hate group activity for the Government of BC, the Department of Justice, and conducted anti-racism training for Corrections Canada. Alan has
received awards from the Attorney General of BC for research and community service and served on the BC Advisory Council on Multiculturalism for two terms, and the Advisory Committee of the Canadian Secretariat for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism. Alan chaired the Canadian Secretariat NGO sub-committee on hate on the Internet and served on the Social Science Research Council of Canada for two years. He has appeared as an expert on hate crime on national television in Canada, the United States and Britain.
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Ayesha is a community organizer who is completing her studies in Sociology and NGO & Non Profit Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. During her undergraduate career she also studied at Harvard University and the University of Geneva, where she was admitted into two programs: Harvard’s History and Archaeology field school that focused on Slave Trades, the African Diaspora and Slave Roots Tourism and University of Geneva’s Understanding Global Governance program. Ayesha has served as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Human Concern International- a Canadian charity based in Ottawa, as well as the Director of Anti-Oppression at Kwantlen Public Interest Research Group- KPIRG. She is passionate about development and has participated in various forms of national/international volunteerism- including teaching at a school for Syrian refugees in Reyhanli, Turkey. She aspires to join the ranks of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, by offering a critical and intersectional feminist lens to the world of global diplomacy. She is an avid fan of Chimamanda Adichie, enjoys exploring beautiful British Columbia and loves tuning into social justice podcasts like “Another Round”.
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