Sanctuary Matters Public Learning Series

Sanctuary Matters Public Learning Series

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Sanctuary Matters is a public learning series co-presented by the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and the Ottawa Sanctuary City Network (OSCN). Recognizing the need for social action and political change amid a global crisis of human displacement, OAG and OSCN are collaborating to present a program of talks, workshops, and other events with an aim to build public awareness and foster a culture of support for newcomers with precarious immigration status in Ottawa and beyond.

The series will address salient migrant justice topics, with a focus on empowering citizens to build safe and inclusive communities from the grassroots through creative strategies and collective action. Join us in the Studio at the OAG every third Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7 pm.

Ottawa Sanctuary City Network is a collective of activists, academics, migrants and members of our community who believe in status for all and oppose discrimination on the basis of immigration status in the provision of services. Sanctuary City Ottawa is the campaign to make Ottawa a sanctuary city. For more information about the series and the project visit  

Sanctuary Matters is funded in part by a grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation.