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6 Degrees of inclusion

This week, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship is hosting an important global conversation about inclusion – and it’s happening here at the AGO.

Crowd shot of 6 Degrees conference at the AGO

Image courtesy of 6 Degrees

In a world that has become increasingly divided, 6 Degrees offers a worldwide forum for inclusion. A project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (a community partner of the AGO), 6 Degrees events take place every year in various international cities, bringing people together from across the world to challenge assumptions and find solutions and actions to counter growing divisions in society. The events connect and empower global citizens with real tools to push for inclusion, diversity and citizen resilience.

This year’s 6 Degrees Toronto features more than 65 speakers from across the globe, bringing the voices of over 20 nationalities to a global conversation on connection. Taking place at the AGO and the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, events began yesterday and run through tomorrow. Check out the full schedule here.

In 2017, activist and artist Ai Weiwei participated as a 6 Degrees Toronto speaker, proclaiming that, “at this moment, in this world, I think people should have more of a chance to communicate and to understand each other. This is more important than anything else.” The 2019 speakers include Pussy Riot co-founder, artist and political activist Nadya Tolokonnikova; comedian, writer and media maker Ryan McMahon; musician and activist Pambo; artist, anti-oppression consultant and liberation educator Rania El Mugammar, and more.

Want to be part of the conversation? Register to attend 6 Degrees, taking place September 23–25 at the AGO and TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. AGO Members receive 25% off tickets by using the promotion code 6DAGO.

Hear from artists Ai Weiwei and Kent Monkman and author Margaret Atwood about why 6 Degrees is important in today’s world in the video below.

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