Exploring the Impacts of the Pandemic on Immigrants

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  • September 9, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020// 1:00-2:30 pm (MT)

Registration Deadline: September 8, 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 racialized communities.

Join our online round-table event presented in collaboration with the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society on the impact of COVID-19 on immigrants in Alberta. We will be in conversation with our guest speakers Ricardo Morales, Director of Community Development and Integration Services & Southern Alberta Rural Initiatives, Sinela Jurkova, Diversity Services Coordinator at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, and Jingzhou Liu, researcher and journalist.

*Registrants will receive the meeting’s link and details a few hours prior to the session. The link will be sent via email, so make sure to check your junk folders, etc. on the day of the session.

This is the fifth 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.