Taking Action: Racism, Hate Crimes and Islamophobia - Day 2

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First Metropolitan United Church Room 200

932 Balmoral Rd

Victoria, BC V8T 1A8

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Led by the local Organizing Against Hate and Racism (OARH) committee, this morning session is a follow-up to the April 24 forum on hate crimes, racism and Islamophobia. The session will provide an opportunity for discussion and input on how to respond to incidents of hate and racism in our community.

The session will begin with a presentation from Asha Bhat, Executive Lead for Multiculturalism, on the BC Government’s new approach to addressing systemic racism and hate. Asha's presentation will be followed by Gurinder Pal Singh of Sikh Youth Victoria. Gurinder will describe the Sikh Youth community action that galvanized a show of support for our local Muslim community. This community action was in response to the recent New Zealand mosque attacks. The session will end with participants providing feedback on a community protocol drafted by the Greater Victoria Committee Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH).

The target audience for the Day 2 session includes a range of key stakeholders including law enforcement, faith groups, cultural organizations, educational institutes, service providers and immigrant service agencies.

A continental breakfast will be provided.

The forum is organized by ICA and the CPN with the assistance of OARH and the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS), the Masjid Al-Iman, the Greater Victoria Police Diversity Advisory Committee (GVPDAC) the UVic Equity and Human Rights Office and the UVic Muslim Students Association with the support of the United Way of Greater Victoria, Heritage Canada and Multiculturalism BC.

Funding provided by Heritage Canada and the Province of British Columbia- Ministry of Multiculturalism.

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First Metropolitan United Church Room 200

932 Balmoral Rd

Victoria, BC V8T 1A8

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