Public lecture offered on the discrimination of incremental equality

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 11:22am


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Dr. Cindy Blackstock to speak on incremental equality


Incremental Equality = Discrimination: First Nations & Public Services

Dr. Alika Lafontaine and Dr. Cindy Blackstock will be at the Medical Sciences Building of the University of Alberta on Sept. 14 for a free public lecture called Incremental Equality = Discrimination: First Nations & Public Services.

Hosted by First Nations Children's Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES), the two renowned speakers will talk about the problems with incremental equality in public services for First Nations children, families, and communities.

The lecture takes place at 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. (MDT).

Lafontaine is an award-winning physician, public speaker, and alignment consultant. In 2016, he won the “Great Healthcare Debate” on behalf of the Indigenous Health Alliance, a competition voted on by more than 700 health leaders from across Canada.

Blackstock has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children's rights, and is a widely sought after public speaker. She is a respected advocate for First Nations children and youth, widely known for holding the Canadian government to account for systemic discrimination against First Nations children and families.

Seats are limited, so reserve your seat now, and bring your ticket to get in.


This event however will be livestreamed ( ), and video of the talk will be available for future classroom use (email for information).

There will be time for a very short Q&A with written questions from the live audience.

Room is wheelchair accessible. Email to reserve a wheelchair spot in the front row after you have reserved a ticket. Seating is close together, and there are stairs to seats beyond the first row.

The event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Education; Office of Safe Disclosure & Human Rights; Division of Community Engagement, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - University of Alberta.

To test your computer for livestreaming prior to the event: