About 6 Degrees
For refugees, immigrants, Indigenous peoples and settlers, notions of home are complex. In Canada—and particularly in unceded Coast Salish territory—questions of home, belonging, and who is welcoming whom are constantly scrutinized. Who is “home” in Canada and who is not? How do we reconcile home with place of origin? Are you home?
Canada, which some say is still becoming a country, may indeed find itself the last defender of pluralism, liberalism, and even globalization with its principles of equality and inclusion. But are these the luxuries of prosperity and geography and if so, how do we firmly fix them into our national identity? Never before have our ideals and self-conceptions been so closely examined nationally and internationally. 6 Degrees Vancouver explores the roles, responsibilities and the potential of Canada in 2017 to see whether we have our own house in order and if not, how we can shore up our foundations.
6 Degrees Citizen Space, the global platform on citizenship and inclusion in the 21st century, is an initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, co-founded and co-chaired by The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, and John Ralston Saul, one of Canada's leading intellectuals. 6 Degrees involves the brightest minds and the boldest methods. It brings thinkers, doers, business executives, artists, politicians, and civil society leaders together in order to get them talking about what is really happening in the world. The annual 3-day Citizen Space will take place in Toronto, Canada, on September 25-27.
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