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Date and Location

MCIS Language Solutions’ 2021 Annual General Meeting, will take place on:

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
(Entrance to Zoom opens at 5:45 p.m.)

This year’s AGM will be held virtually via Zoom.
Come join us for an evening of celebration and recognition!
RSVP to receive the Zoom invitation link!

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Opening Remarks

Land Acknowledgement



6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Business AGM

We will hear from MCIS’ Board Chair Shash Anand, MCIS Executive Director Latha Sukumar, MCIS’ Financial Auditor, say farewell to our departing board and committee members, and welcome the incoming slate of board members to MCIS.

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Keynote Presentation

Founder-director bio:

Nuzhat Abbas brings years of local and transnational experience to her work in the arts, education, and social justice. Trained in comparative literature, women’s studies and creative writing, she has taught at schools, colleges and universities in Canada, the US and Europe, facilitated community art projects for refugee and immigrant women and girls, curated cultural events and festivals, and worked with feminist and independent bookstores and organizations. Her essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in local and international journals, newspapers and magazines including the Globe and Mail, Herizons, THIS, Fuse, Wasafiri, World Literature Today, Oral History Review, Annual of Urdu Studies, and (translated into Polish) Znak. She is the founder and publisher of trace press.

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trace is a not-for-profit literary organization and small press. trace’s books and events illuminate, in complex, beautiful, and thought-provoking ways, contemporary and historical experiences of conflict, displacement, migration, life, labour, love, and resistance.

trace prioritizes the voices of those who have, themselves, experienced war, conflict, displacement and migration, and its staff and board bring such lived experience to their work.

trace values the voices of those historically marginalized within the inequitable publishing cultures of North America.

7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

We will recognize and celebrate our interpreter, translator and facilitator of the year for FY 2020-2021, recognize our professional, strategic, and community partners of the year, and recognize staff anniversaries.

8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Prize Draw & Closing Remarks

À la fin de l’événement, nous procéderons à un tirage au sort grâce aux dossiers d’inscriptions et nous terminerons la soirée en beauté.

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