An online forum to discuss racism and discrimination
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS), in partnership with the Southwest Multicultural Association and Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre are presenting an online forum to discuss racism and discrimination on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
According to Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and one of the facilitators of the event, “the pandemic has once again thrown up deeply rooted and common expressions of stereotypes and prejudices. It has exposed vulnerabilities due to systemic inequalities in employment, wealth distribution, housing, health, education, food security, justice, etc. This community forum is important as MCoS always encourages open dialogue based on respectful relationships”.
The event will feature guests, including Mary-Ann Kirby, author of “I am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman’s Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage”. She will discuss the discrimination that Hutterites face during the pandemic and appeal to our shared humanity. Megan De Jagger-Erasmus, a Swift Current youth who helped organize a local Black Lives Matter demonstration in June. Sylvia Thorburn An Indigenous Cree woman who shares her lived experiences and how she uses that experience to mentor others. She is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation committee. Star Andreas, self-described Red Woman Warrior, is currently fighting for the removal of the John A MacDonald Statue in Regina.