connecting the diaspora

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Who we are...

Gathering Bosnian and Herzegovinian Diaspora from across Canada and the US, BiHDC aims to build solidarity amongst this group based on multiculturalism, religious diversity and peace through education. This conference strives to create a space where Bosnian and Herzegovinian Diaspora can gather and develop an interdependent and flourishing community – because we are stronger together. 

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Passes will be available February 15, 2020.

At BiHDC, we are creating spaces where not only is it possible to develop a dialogue amongst Diaspora about prejudice, it is also actively encouraged. Through this conference, we will continue to create a place where we focus on critical thinking about history, perceived norms and new ideas. With this groundwork, we wish to lay a foundation for a pluralistic and democratic discourse about Bosnia and Herzegovina within and between our communities.

Our theme this year, Vivid Visions: A Decade of Diaspora Development, looks toward the future of what the 20’s will bring for the Bosnian and Herzegovinian diaspora. This year, we are in search of sessions that highlight achievements from the past while proposing specific plans for the future.

Conference passes will be available February 15,2020.

Conference Location:1055 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Accommodations: Here are some hotel suggestions that are all within walking distance to our conference event.

Freehand Los Angeles

LA Grand Hotel Downtown

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles

CONFERENCE VALUES

Our conference is built on the following three (3) values:

Collaboration: We are devoted to the idea that we are stronger together. Our lived and learned experiences contribute to a stronger and varied discourse.

Ambition: We are committed to setting high goals and being surrounded by those who are driven.

Diversity and Inclusiveness: We are dedicated to creating safe, inclusive spaces based on a foundation of multi-ethnic discourse and thought.

CONFERENCE VISION

The Conference vision is divided into the following two (2) categories:

SOLIDARITY

To build solidarity amongst young adults on the following universal values:

  • Multiculturalism
  • Religious diversity
  • Peace through education

EDUCATION

To facilitate dialogue amongst Diaspora about prejudice, encouraging critical thinking about history, perceived norms and new ideas in hopes of laying a foundation for pluralistic and democratic discourse about Bosnia and Herzegovina.