November 8th, 2014, 10:00am – 11:30am
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L12 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue
Last Chance tells the compelling stories of five asylum seekers who flee their native countries of Jamaica, Colombia, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon to escape homophobic violence. They face hurdles integrating into Canada, fear deportation and anxiously await decisions that will change their lives forever. The 1951 UN convention on refugees, signed by Canada, obliges us to the commitment we made that “we will not return someone to persecution”. How well are we living up to that obligation?