6 Degrees Toronto – The Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship
Doors open at 6:30 PM
The Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship is awarded annually to a leader whose life work has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the ideals of belonging and inclusion. Through words, actions and results, recipients encourage thought, dialogue, approaches, and strategies that strive to remove barriers, change attitudes, and reinforce the principles of tolerance and respect.
Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, best known for serving as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda prior to and during the 1994 genocide, has been named recipient of the 2019 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. This timely recognition, on the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, is an urgently needed reminder of the very real consequences of inaction in the face of growing divisions in Canada and around the world.
General Dallaire’s lifetime of work is woven together by a common thread. He brings to light issues too often ignored. He forces us to acknowledge and act on uncomfortable truths. He works to make the world a better place for its most vulnerable. He has been named the 2019 Laureate in recognition of this work and to honour his courage and resilience in transforming trauma into action.
The evening will include a special performance by Rufus Wainwright, and feature General Dallaire in conversation with the Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson about vulnerability, darkness, and hope.
Past Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship Recipients:
2018: Margaret Atwood
2017: Ai Weiwei
2016: His Highness the Aga Khan
6 Degrees Toronto Passes:
• Regular Price - $295
• Student/Educator/Non-Profit Price - $245
• Includes the 17th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, The Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship, Tuesday at the AGO, and Wednesday at the AGO
• Simply add all four events to your cart, and the discount will be automatically applied
• Regular Price - $195
• Student/Educator/Non-Profit Price - $150
• Includes Tuesday at the AGO, and Wednesday at the AGO
• Simply add both events to your cart, and the discount will automatically be applied
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6 Degrees is a project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. For detailed program information please visit the 6 Degrees website.
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