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Listening and Learning in the face of systemic racism

Special Council education session - Thursday, June 18 - diversity and inclusion

Regrettably, York Region is not immune from the challenges of systemic racism and discrimination. Despite having strong community partnerships, we recognize much more work is required in the Region.

In an effort to continue learning about racism in our communities, members of Regional Council will participate in a Special Council Education session with the Vaughan African Canadian Association on Thursday, June 18, beginning at 9 a.m.

The Vaughan African Canadian Association has been serving the African-Caribbean community in the City of Vaughan for the past 17 years. They will lead members of Council through a “Diversity Dialogue”, which will include a 30-minute presentation and share important findings from a March 2020 Black Community Wellness Survey from responses of over 600 residents.

York Region residents can tune in to the conversation to listen and learn with our Members of Council about anti-black racism, bias and privilege.

Listening and learning is an important first step in the fight against hate, prejudice and discrimination. Positive change starts with each and every one of us.

The Special Council Education Session begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 18 and can be viewed at york.ca/live


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