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The Annual Equitas Cocktail and Conversation, under the theme of Building Connected Communities, brings together over 100 leaders from the corporate, philanthropic, academic and community sectors to meet and share lessons learned on building more equitable and inclusive communities. It is also timed to coincide with International Women’s Day and highlight the contributions of remarkable women human rights defenders.

Following a period of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking, guests will have an opportunity to engage in conversation with Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, the former United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues, and hear her personal journey for human rights through her experiences of prejudice and discrimination.

The event is an opportunity to raise awareness about Equitas’ mission as well as funds for the cause of human rights. All proceeds from the event will go to support human rights education.

About Rita Izsák-Ndiaye

Rita is now a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and holds a Masters in Law from the Péter Pázmány Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. Inspired by her own experiences of prejudice and discrimination – her father’s family was forcibly moved under post-war population transfers from Czechoslovakia (present day Slovakia) to Hungary due to their Hungarian ethnicity in 1947 and her mother is of Romani origin – she has been working on human and minority rights since her university years.

Limited seats. Kindly reserve your place to meet this inspiring human rights advocate.

Please consider making a donation to Equitas. Your support will help ensure that our work continues to make a big difference in communities in Canada and around the world.

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Wed, 6 March 2019 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

TD Centre 66 Wellington Street West, 54th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5K 1A1 Canada

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