In addition, the Mayor also announced the City’s partnership with the United For All Coalition to co-host a virtual public listening forum on July 28, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm. The event will engage the community on systemic racism and steps that all stakeholders can take to address it.
The forum will share a quick overview of the anti-racism work to date and provide an opportunity for Indigenous, Black and racialized residents to share information on their lived experiences, as well as ideas and suggestions for ways we can collectively address systemic racism in our city.
You are invited to participate in the forum and you can share your thoughts and ideas on how the City can address systemic racism with the Anti-Racism Secretariat through their dedicated email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Systemic racism affects every aspect of life, not only for Indigenous, Black and racialized people, but for every one of us. We must all play a role in listening, learning and reflecting on systemic racism, and identify and address what contributes to injustice and inequality.
The Anti-Racism Secretariat has a big mandate to fill. It is not up to this team to deliver on this in isolation—we are all part of the solution to ending racism. Now is the time to make changes in the way we listen to, engage and learn from our Indigenous, Black and racialized colleagues, friends and partners who continue to share their experiences and perspectives. We are committed to deepen our understanding to create positive change. Please join the conversation and actively engage in this critical journey.