The Media and Racism: An Online Round-Table

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  • August 18, 2020
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020// 1:30-2:30 pm (MT)

Registration Deadline: August 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 racialized communities.

Join our online round-table on the media and racism in conversation with our guest speakers Anita Li, co-founder of Canadian Journalists of Colour, Oumar Salifou, previous Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway, and Kalyani Thurairajah, Associate Professer of Sociology at Grant MacEwan University and CBC journalist Kyle Muzyka. Gurvinder Bhatia will be moderating the session.

*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 third 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.