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January, 2018

Greetings to all!

ICP will be holding its 76th annual meeting this year. The ICP 2018 Montreal Conference, June 23-25, Human Rights, Dignity and Justice, promises to be an exciting meeting. Plenary and luncheon speakers include:

  • Dr Ashima Nehra, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, speaking on Human Rights for persons with Disabilities
  • Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, President Emeritus, Tubman University, Harper, Liberia addressing Re-establishing Education as a Human Right Post Civil War
  • Meenakshi Arora, Senior Advocate, Supreme court of India, New Delhi addressing Woman’s Rights Internationally
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  • Suzanne Stewart, Waakebiness-bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Canada
  • Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel, President of the American Psychological Association

Symposia on Human Rights organized Sandra Neil and on Global and Diverse Leadership organized by Jean Lau Chin are also being planned.

Indigenous Rights and Refugee Rights are two other priorities for this conference. We would appreciate suggestions for plenary speakers in these two important areas.

Program proposals are being submitted and the deadline for proposal submission is approaching (February 1). Please remember that all participants will need to provide a submission. Please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or for assistance in submitting. Further details are available here

One of the highlights of ICP conferences is the conference banquet. The 2018 banquet, on June 24, 2018, will also support human rights endeavors. The dinner will be held at Robin des Bois, a restaurant that is a not-for-profit organization. The restaurant is staffed mostly by volunteers and donates its profits to four community organizations addressing solitude, social isolation, and poverty.

The ICP 2018 is taking place during a National Holiday in Quebec, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist (Jean Baptiste Day). The holiday has been known to be celebrated in Quebec since 1636 by the First French colonists. It became a legal holiday in 1925 and was declared a national holiday in Quebec in 1977. In Montreal, bonfires, traditional folk songs, and parades, nighttime fireworks, and free concerts are all part of the celebration. We are fortunate to be able to witness and participate in this multicultural event described as Montreal’s (and Quebec’s) favorite holiday.

During this year of political, social, and natural upheavals, the need for coming together at ICP is crucial. Sharing our experiences, learning from each other, giving and receiving support and sustenance is essential to sustain the commitments and work on behalf of international social justice.

Looking foward to seeing you in Montreal!

Natalie Porter, PsyD,
ICP PResident-Elect and ICP2018 Confrence Chair