London’s Community Forum on Racism

The Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and the Canadian Labour Congress, hosted London’s Community Forum on Racism on September 17, 2016. The half-day event was attended by about 170 Londoners, and explored the effects of racism in our city. A panel discussion and facilitated conversations undertook to understand how we identify racism, interrupt it, and create actions for a more inclusive city.

Panelists included:

Chief Leslee White-Eye, Chippewas of the Thames First Nations
Leroy Hibbert, LUSO Community Services
Saleha Khan, Community Leader and Activist
Lorraine McNeil, Fanshawe College

This video captures some of the principle themes and issues addressed by the panelists:

Follow Up

Summary Report: An overview/report of the event and subsequent recommendations.

Kitchen Table Conversation Guide: This guide will assist in bringing the issues from the forum to your kitchen table, boardroom, and social circle.

Live Tweet Chat: Follow up conversation on Twitter (#RacismForum) on Wednesday, December 14, at 2pm.

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