This event was hosted on March 9, 2020 at the Library Square Conference Centre, Alma Peter Room, Vancouver Central Library, 350 W Georgia St. It was co-hosted with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy.
This roundtable aimed to be an:
- Opportunity for the public to understand and discuss the impact of this issue at a variety of levels, for the well being of our cities and communities;
- Opportunity for the public to analyze the current state and responses to this issue from the perspective of those working on finding solutions to racism in all its forms;
- Opportunity to create partnerships and a meaningful exchange/dialogue between community members affected by and responding to this issue.
Local leaders and experts in dialogue with us included:
- Kasari Govender, BC Human Rights Commissioner
- Alison Dudley, Executive Director, Multiculturalism Branch, BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
- Jennifer Reddy, Trustee, Vancouver School Board
- Laura Mannix, Director of Community Development, DIVERSECity
- Dr. Moussa Magassa, Human Rights Education Advisor, University of Victoria
The discussion was facilitated by Alim Fakirani (firstname.lastname@example.org), the BC Regional Director for the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy.
This roundtable was organized by the Centre for Civic Religious Literacy and sponsored by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, two non-profit organizations. These annual roundtable talks are an opportunity for the public to voice their concerns around race and racism in Canada. These roundtable talks are also an opportunity for government and civil society leaders to hear and respond to the public’s concerns.
The Centre for Civic Religious Literacy (CCRL) is a non-religious non-profit that aims to foster understanding about religious, spiritual, and non-religious beliefs in all sectors of Canadian society. To learn more about CCRL’s mandate, mission, and vision, visit: https://ccrl-clrc.ca/mission-and-vision.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society.