Wednesday, November 13th at 8 p.m. at the St. Catharines Central Library. The Forum is open to all and Free of Charge
Posted November 11th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
A Brief Foreword Note from NAL publisher Doug Draper –
With all of the recent discussion and controversy over some racist language aimed at Indigenous people who participate in an annual deer hunt in Short Hills Provincial Park in Niagara, this public forum, organized before that troubling episode occurred, could not be more timely and important.
So try, if you can, to attend this forum if you can and join in a discussion aimed at making our communities more welcome and peaceful for everyone.
On Wednesday November 13th , at 8 p.m. the Niagara District Council of Women will hold a public forum on racism, discrimination and oppression.
Now here is News about the Public Forum from the Niagara District Council of Women –
Niagara is not immune to racism, discrimination and oppression – a most disturbing fact recognized by Niagara Regional Councillors as they voted recently to join the Canada-wide Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities , such as Hamilton, London and Windsor.
Niagara District Council of Women, strongly supports this action , and as its President, Gracia Janes notes: “ From press reports of an ever-growing platform of hateful messages on the internet and graffiti on private fences, to school yard bullying and personal experiences , this blight is now clearly in the public’s view and needs remedying quickly and strongly.”
Forum panelists – Nona Bader, of the Niagara Anti-Racism Association, Laura Ip, Niagara Regional Councillor, Nyarayi Kapisavanhu, ED Tools of Empowerment for Success, and Saleh Wazirudden, Chair City of St. Catharines’ Anti-Racism Committee have experienced, and /or closely observed racism, discrimination and oppression, and are working together to counter this growing blight and to create an inclusive society here in Niagara.
For more information on the very good community work of the Niagara District Council of Women, click on – http://ndcw.ca/ .
For an earlier post on this event, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2019/10/31/you-are-invited-to-a-public-forum-on-racism-discrimination-and-oppression-in-our-niagara-region/
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