Vancouverites stand up to discrimination at a community forum on February 22

Feb 8 2017, 7:59 pm

On February 22, Vancouver will be one step closer to ending racial discrimination in the city.

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., a multi-cultural service agency, has partnered with a number of anti-racism organizations to create a community forum on immigration and racial discrimination.

The forum is a push against the racially-charged sentiments being broadcast in media, and many of the incidents against newcomers in Canada. It also contributes to Vancouver’s 101 Days of Action Against Discrimination, the city’s pledge to speak out against hate.

A panel of experts will talk about what these sentiments and events mean for BC – how local communities can heal from racism and what immigrants have to offer to our province. These experts include:

  • Gurdeep Parhar
  • Robert Joseph
  • Yuen Pau Woo
  • Christine Brodie
  • Judith Bosire
  • Sarah Al-Qaysi
  • Dr. Robert Krell

After the panel, participants will be able to listen to a keynote speech by His Excellency Artur Wilczynski, Canada’s ambassador to Norway.

Everyone is invited to participate in the reaffirmation of Canada’s shared values and acknowledge the contribution of immigrants to our province.

Tickets are $5, and you can register online.

You can stay in the know about S.U.C.C.E.S.S. via Twitter and Facebook.

Community Forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination

When: February 22, 1:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: 800 Robson Street – UBC Robson Square
Price: $5. Register online

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of the Community Forum on Immigration and Racial Discrimination