Enhancing African Canadian Capacity to Advance Human Rights and Equality: Lessons from a Project

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  • September 23, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020// 1:00-2:30 pm (MT)

Registration Deadline: September 22nd, 11:55 pm

In the past three years, Africa Centre has undertaken circles of conversation on racisms and race relations across the province. The project included facilitating community dialogues to create a platform that enables healthy conversations about racism and experiences of discrimination. Series of Community dialogues were convened in Calgary, Edmonton, and Fort MacMurray, and the intent of these series were to create awareness raising both among the black communities and the mainstream at large. Africa Centre and CFRAC have partnered in this roundtable to inform the public about race relations and present some of the community experiences that have been collected throughout this project.

Join our online round-table as we discuss the results of this project with our guest speakers Dunia Nur, President of the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council, Susan Cambridge, CEO of CAS Events Consultancy Ltd., and Sharif Haji, Executive Director of the Africa Centre. Mansoureh Modarres will be moderating the session

*Registrants will receive the meeting’s link and details prior to the session.

This is the sixth 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.

This project was funded by the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism education fund.