- June 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Date: Thursday, June 18th, 2020// 12:00-1:00 pm (MT)
Registration Deadline: June 17, 11:55 pm
Racism is a reality in Canada, and recent demonstrations across the country raise the importance of addressing racial inequalities that affect the lives of Black, Indigenous and other radicalized communities.
Join our online round-table on the realities of anti-Black racism in Canada in conversation with our guest speakers Jeanne Lehman, the Executive Director of Black Canadian Women in Action, Sharif Haji, the Executive Director of Africa Centre, and Brandon Wint, performance poet and public educator. Aurelia Uarsama will be moderating the session.
*Registrants will receive the meeting’s link and details a few hours prior to the session.
This is the first session of our new initiative “Challenging Discrimination through Community Conversations,” which is an ongoing series of online moderated round-tables with guest speakers from diverse communities, organizations, academia and the general public, that seeks to understand and address experiences of discrimination and exclusion in the Canadian context. By shining the spotlight on different forms of discrimination, such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, and discrimination against Asian Communities among other topics, we hope to encourage solidarity among groups and individuals interested in promoting social inclusion and equity.
Each conversation focuses on a major theme with respect to the lived experiences and realities of specific communities. We aim to highlight the very specific challenges of different communities, explore the overarching issues, and discuss strategies for education, intervention and ally-ship.
Through engagement with guest speakers, we are hoping to create a space of learning where we practice compassion, active listening, respect and humility.
*We would like to use this opportunity to thank REACH Edmonton for providing tech support for the online session.