November 19th: (online) “Racist? Who, Me?” Anti-Racism event

Our Amnesty International Okanagan friends are hosting an online event on Thursday, November 19 starting at 8:30pm Saskatchewan time and we are invited!!!

About this Event

Racist? Who? Me? Join us for this online event to explore the topic of racism in a safe and open environment, and learn about what anti-racism activities are happening in BC.

Our key presenters are Daniella Barreto, and Teresa Downs. Daniella is an anti-racist activist with Amnesty Canada.

Teresa is the Superintendent of Gold Trail School District #74 . Over the last ten years the Gold Trail School District #74 has been working to address the systemic and personal racism, prejudice and bias that evidence shows is keeping Indigenous learners from achievement comparable to that of non-Indigenous learners. The district has made and continues to make changes to policies, procedures and practices to address systemic racism and engages in professional learning and engagement opportunities to build the capacity and understanding of all employees in the district. This work continues to evolve through continuous review, discussion and reflection on student and system data. The district is guided in this work by the First Peoples Education Council that consistently asks the right tough questions and has high expectations for the district in their effort to ensure that each Indigenous learner can and will be successful in this public education system.

Their presentations will be followed by an introduction of United Against Discrimination project , and a question and answer session facilitated by Dr. Shirley Chau from the School of Social Work at UBC – Okanagan.

Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link information for the event.   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/racist-who-me-anti-racism-event-tickets-127810632041

This event is hosted by Amnesty Okanagan and United Against Discrimination project.

Questions? Send an email to : amnestyokanagan@gmail.com or united@kcr.ca

 

 

 

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