H.O.P.E. Was Here (and Mark) are visiting the Great White North.
We're excited to partner with The 53rd Week, a Toronto-based non-profit that aims to optimize the outcomes of short-term volunteer work abroad, to bring two free public screenings of H.O.P.E. Was Here to McMaster University and the University of Toronto on Friday, October 2.
Each event will feature a screening of the documentary with a panel discussion, with the objective of enabling participants to:
- Critically analyze common ethical considerations around short-term volunteering abroad - assessing impacts not only on themselves and the sending organizations, but also on communities abroad.
- Engage in discussions around effective and rational ways to address the concerns of short-term volunteering.
- Discuss novel models and ideas that will optimize community outcomes associated with short-term volunteering.
McMaster University will screen the film at 12:30 p.m., and its panel will feature Mark Denega, director of H.O.P.E. Was Here, Dr. Lisa Schwartz, professor and Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Healthcare Ethics, and Dr. Lawrence C. Loh, Director of Programs at The 53rd Week. This event is presented by the McMaster University Student Success Centre. For venue information, full schedule of events, and to RSVP, visit the McMaster screening facebook event page. Space is limited.
The University of Toronto will the screen the film at 3:30 p.m., with a panel discussion that includes Denega, Dr. Henry Lin, CEO of The 53rd Week, and Dr. Christopher Dainton, board member at Timmy Global Health and emergency physician at Grand River Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. This screening is presented by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. For venue information, full schedule of events, and to RSVP, go to the facebook event page and the Eventbrite page.
Looking forward to meeting some new faces and having productive conversations!