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6 Degrees

The global forum for inclusion

September 21-23 & October 15, 2020

6 Degrees convenes emerging and established leaders to explore and interrogate questions of citizenship and inclusion through a powerful network and a global forum that creates connections, conversations, and action. We aim to turn allies into actors through campaigns that motivate positive change in policy, attitudes, and behaviour.

6 Degrees explores how making this meaningful change requires diverse people from many backgrounds — policy-makers and protestors, administrators and activists, insiders and outsiders — to work together. It’s about dismantling the false dichotomy between overhauling a system entirely, or changing it piece by piece from within.

The first digital-only 6 Degrees was held in September and October 2020, and allowed for a truly global exchange of ideas, perspectives, and tactics. Both the pandemic, and the powerful movements for change happening around the world, are redefining how we interact with each other, how we run our businesses and governments, and who makes decisions for the public good. At a time when the forces of exclusion, discrimination, and hate continue to gain strength all over the world, we must choose inclusion as a pillar for the world we want to create.

Schedule

6 Degrees featured the 18th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, the 5th Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship, a response to the 18th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, an online-only version of our unique global 360 conversation, and international coffeehouses with leaders from around the globe.

Speakers included Michael Sandel, Adam Gopnik, Ijeoma Oluo, Roberta Jamieson, Sue Gardner, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Naheed Nenshi, and Rob Johnson.

18th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture

September 21, 2020
13:00 - 14:00 EDT

Virtual Coffeehouse (Monday)

September 21, 2020
14:30 - 16:00 EDT

360: Revision

September 22, 2020
13:00 - 14:00 EDT

Virtual Coffeehouse (Tuesday)

September 22, 2020
14:30 - 16:00 EDT

5th Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

September 23, 2020
13:00 - 14:00 EDT

18th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture: A Response

October 15, 2020
13:00 - 14:00 EDT