Former UN adequate housing expert returns to Vancouver
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In 2007, Miloon Kothari led a mission to Canada, including a visit to the Lower Mainland, to evaluate the country's human rights record related to housing. Appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights as the special rapporteur on adequate housing in 2000, the former architect has traveled the world to promote the realization of the entire range of economic, social and cultural rights.
On July 9, Kothari returns to Vancouver to deliver the second edition of the Simon Fraser University Vancouver Speaker Series with: The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari.
Presented by SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Kothari’s lecture on July 9, will trace the evolution of the Right to Adequate Housing since the early 1990’s, concentrating on the work done by civil society campaigns and movements around the world, and their influence on the interpretation of this critical human right for UN human rights bodies.
The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari, is a follow up to SFU Vancouver’s sold-out presentation of Gwynne Dyer: The New Middle East, and will be moderated by UBC law professor Margot Young, with special guest Michael Shapcott, Director of the Wellesley Institute, joining via Skype.
Kothari's visit includes a second lecture on July 11, which will discuss the Realization of Human Rights in India as part of the Indian Summer Festival. The Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith will serve as moderator.
- Kothari is available for media interviews on July 9, and will be meeting with City of Vancouver staff during his visit.
What: The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari
When: July 9, 2012 – 7 pm
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Cost: $10 (available online)
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