Waneek Horn-Miller, a community leader, Olympic gold medalist, media personality, celebrated human rights activist and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) alumna, is the 2017 FASS Lecture guest speaker during Carleton’s Throwback celebration.
Horn-Miller will deliver the lecture “Hard Conversations” which confronts the much-debated issue of free speech on university campuses.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the lecture will begin at 7 p.m.
Where: Atrium, Richcraft Building, Carleton University
Info: Please visit the website for additional event details and registration
Horn-Miller will be available for media interviews.
About Waneek Horn-Miller
Horn-Miller will draw from her own activism experiences to talk about dialogue as a necessary first step toward positive social change. A Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, she was behind the lines during the Oka crisis in 1990 when she was stabbed by a Canadian soldier’s bayonet. It was a near-death experience that marked a turning point in her life. Today, Horn-Miller works to mend the dysfunctional relationship between native and non-native communities through social and political change.
She graduated from Carleton in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts. Named Carleton’s Women’s Athlete of the Year from 1994 through 1997, she played on the Ontario University Athletics championship-winning water polo team from 1994 to 1996. She went on to win gold at the 1999 Winnipeg Pan Am Games and co-captained Team Canada during the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity named her one of Canada’s most influential women in sport. Horn-Miller was the assistant chef de mission for Team Canada at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Retiring as an athlete in 2008, Horn-Miller hosts her own health and wellness show on the ATPN network and tours the country as a motivational speaker.
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