Equality and empowerment are the big issues Humber is tackling this year as part of International Development Week.

On February 7 at Lakeshore Campus, the International Development Institute hosts Sustainable Change: Your Guide to Taking Action. Humber alumnus, TV and radio host and World Food Programme Ambassador George Stroumboulopoulos will be there to moderate a panel discussion.

Programming for the day includes:

United Nations Training on Sustainable Development Goals
9:30 to 11:30 am
G Building, Lakeshore Campus

This program provides practical tools on advocacy and how to locally implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Julie Marshall, from the World Food Programme, will share how the organization is working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Non-Profit Marketplace
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
L Building cafeteria, Lakeshore Campus

Meet representatives from NGOs and community-based organizations to find out ways to get involved. Discover your next internship, volunteer placement or cause to get behind.

Panel Discussion
SDG #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

1:30 to 3 p.m.
G Building, Lakeshore Campus

Join special guest George Stroumboulopoulos as he moderates a panel discussion on the theme Is Change Coming? A look at the current wave of feminist movements and their impact on the rights of women and girls around the globe.

The panel will examine if the rise of women’s voices in mainstream media and the launch of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy will contribute to a shift in gender inequality. Panelists will share how their organizations are addressing the root causes of gender inequality nationally and internationally.

Visit https://idi.humber.ca/get-involved/current/international-development-week-2018.html to sign up for the day’s programming. Registration is free.