The Rotary Club of Toronto is hosting an online 3-week series of dynamic speakers (January 22, January 29 and February 5 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. EST) sharing their experiences of racism in Canada and promoting positive paths forward. This is meant to build awareness of and insight into the prevalence and impacts of racism and to stimulate ideas to help be a part of the solution. The series will be presented live on YouTube or you can view after using the links below.
January 22nd: Storytelling about lived experiences of racism today
Knia Singh – Lawyer, social activist and MP candidate
Stacia Loft – Lawyer, Deputy Grand Chief of Association of Iroquois and Allied Nations
Imran Amil – Channel Sales Manager, Central Canada, Canon Canada
Join to learn about their experiences of racism today.
Click on this link https://youtu.be/gL9JDFULS80to join this January 22nd session live or to watch it after the event
January 29th: Exploring Systemic Racism (watch for update on speakers)
Learn from leaders from the Canadian Israel Jewish Association and Black North Initiative describe systemic racism and unconscious bias and their negative effects on human opportunity and potential.
Click on this link https://youtu.be/b18_DyT4-xo to join this January 29th session live or to watch it after the event.
February 5th: A Call to Action – What Can We Do?
Be inspired to act hearing the city’s Economic and Culture Recovery Advisory Group report (including their Anti-Racism and Inclusion recommendations) and learn about an innovative mentorship program for Black youth.
Blake Goldring – Executive Chairman AGF
Michael Thompson – Deputy Mayor, Co-Chair ECRA Group
Advisory Board Members Zabeen Hirji and Agapi Gessesse
Nigela and Wayne Purboo, Co-Founders of Onyx Initiative
Click on this link https://youtu.be/87GAbq-arVs to join this February 5th session live or to watch it after the event.