Conversation Circle: Forced Migration

Discussion inspired by the Time to Act: Rohingya Voices exhibition

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Two women wearing nametags are sitting at a table speaking to each other. Behind them, others are seated at a different table and appear to be listening to someone off camera.

Photo: CMHR, Ruth Bonneville

Event details

Join group conversations about current human rights issues that are explored in the Museum’s newest exhibition, Time to Act: Rohingya Voices.


Free ticket required


Meet at Group Entrance

In October, we’ll be joined by an expert guest to help facilitate our conversation about forced migration and displacement. We’ll examine the genocide against the Rohingya and the resulting humanitarian crisis, focusing specifically on what happens when people are forced to leave their homes, communities and ways of life behind. 

Part of this program will take place in the exhibition space where powerful photographs and testimonials associated with each session’s topic will be examined and discussed together.

Everyone is welcome to participate and no background knowledge is required.

Connect with others to learn, get motivated, share thoughts and generate ideas for action to protect human rights.

All of the Conversation Circle event listings can be found by visiting the Conversation Circles program page

Participants can register for one or more sessions.

Time to Act: Rohingya Voices was developed by the Museum in collaboration with photojournalist Kevin Frayer and a group of Rohingya and Burmese community members who live in Canada.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Wayne Sharpe

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Photo: Courtesy of Wayne Sharpe

Wayne Sharpe is a Canadian media and development communications expert who has worked in the international media for development, journalism and freedom of expression fields for the past two decades. He joined Internews Network as Country Director for Indonesia in 2003, and in 2008 moved to Cambodia, where he worked for the United Nations Development Programme for elections and good governance. In 2011 he established the Parliamentary Communications CenterCentre as a Senior Program Manager with the National Democratic Institute in Georgia. From 2012 to 2018, Sharpe rejoined Internews as Country Director for Ukraine, where he directed the USAID‐funded Ukraine Media project and two Government of Canada‐funded programs – the Strengthening Investigative Reporting in Ukraine project and the Strengthening Conflict‐affected Community Communication for Internally Displaced Persons project.

Sharpe recently returned from a 2‑month assignment to assist Internews’ work in Bangladesh, where Internews collaborates with a wide range of aid agencies to build better humanitarian communications between Rohingya refugee settlements and their Bangladeshi host community.