Message from the President
I am happy to announce the appointment of Marilyn Fleger to the position of Program Coordinator. Marilyn brings rich experience and skills to CMEF. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over twenty years,addressing a variety of social issues including family violence, women in conflict with the law, poverty and homelessness. We are pleased to welcome Marilyn to CMEF.
17th Annual Harmony Brunch - Get Your Tickets Now!
CMEF is please to announce that the 17th Annual Harmony Brunch will be held on Sunday, 23 March 2014 at the Ramada Conference Center, 11834 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.
To Register and Purchase Tickets click here.
A Multicultural Alphabet
In Aum Nico's new book A Multicultural Alphabet, each letter provides a glimpse of Canada’s land, history and culture. It also shares some vocabulary from the Multicultural Act of Canada, a vision of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1971, which was unanimously passed by both the House of Commons and Canadian Senate July 1988. Canada is the first country in the world to have a Multiculturalism Law. Books can be ordered online from http://friesenpress.com/.
CBC Radio One Intersections Program
It's happening in office towers, restaurant kitchens, even in our own living rooms. Some call it a "clash of cultures". We call it "Intersections". It's a show about how we connect - or not - in our ever-changing Canada. Host Niru Kumar speaks with spouses, colleagues, neighbours and friends about cultural tensions in their relationships. She unearths unexpected, funny and poignant stories that tell us more about who we are and where we're heading, exposing some uncomfortable truths along the way.
The full series is available as podcasts at http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Intersections/
TED Talk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story
This interesting film is available HERE
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Inspired by Nigerian history and tragedies all but forgotten by recent generations of westerners, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novels and stories are jewels in the crown of diasporan literature.