Issues of diversity and inclusion are front and centre in today’s culture. As our population diversifies, it’s important to prepare for culture shifts and to engage empathetically with a diverse group of people. Looking at the hurdles towards inclusion, this talk looks to break down those barriers and encourage inclusion on all levels. This presentation positions inclusion as a benchmark and pathway to success for business, institutions and the broader culture. Jesse offers up key strategies to increasing inclusion and diversity.
Wednesday, Nov 17
12 noon – Lunch
1:00 pm – Presentation
WAG | 300 Memorial Drive
For EO Members & 2 guests
*The WAG requires that all in attendance must show proof of full vaccination.
Jesse is a well known as a film critic and broadcaster in Toronto and across Canada, Jesse was the first nationally syndicated Indigenous columnist for the CBC, covering film and pop culture for 20 local CBC Radio programs. He has also been a regular guest on CBC Newsworld’s News Morning and Weekend Edition, as well as Q.
Jesse is Ojibwe, and his family comes from Chicago and the Serpent River First Nation in Ontario.
Jesse is Chair of the board of directors for the Canada Council for the Arts.
His first book is published Sept 2021, titled Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance, and he’s been co-producing his first film, a screen adaptation of Thomas King’s best-selling book, The Inconvenient Indian.
An outspoken advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Metis and Inuit art, he has spoken at the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the Canadian Arts Summit, the Cultural Summit of the Americas, and numerous Universities and Colleges.