Racism has been a long-standing issue in our community. However, COVID-19 has deepened this scourge, with anti-Asian hate crimes multiplying in BC and across Canada.
Join us for a discussion on how this has affected our community, how we can fight against it, and how we can create a more equitable and inclusive society for all.
With special guests Jagmeet Singh, Sarah Kim, and Alden E. Habacon, we will have a dynamic discussion from people who know this issue first-hand.
Look forward to seeing you on March 9!
This event will take place on Facebook live. We will send everyone who RSVPs a link to watch the event on Facebook.
Jagmeet is a lawyer, a human rights activist and the Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party. Jagmeet Singh grew up in Scarborough, St. John’s, and Windsor, and served as an Ontario MPP from 2011 until 2017. On October 1st, 2017, he became leader of Canada’s NDP – guided by values rooted in his experiences growing up, Jagmeet is building a fairer, more just Canada where everyone can realize their dreams.
Sarah Kim (she/her/hers) is a passionate advocate for systems change and racial justice. She works as a community developer at Collingwood Neighbourhood House in East Vancouver on anti-racism and civic engagement initiatives using a systems change lens. Sarah also has a background in food security, food justice, and arts and culture. She is the daughter of South Korean immigrants and is grateful to be living and working as an uninvited guest on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
Alden E. Habacon
Alden E. Habacon is one of Canada’s leading diversity and inclusion strategists and facilitators. He is well known in this field and highly regarded for his over sixteen years of impact, and his innovative work around inclusive leadership, unconscious bias and intercultural training. He works with leadership in a wide range of professions and sectors throughout Canada, including the legal community, social services, the public sector, municipalities, first responders, and large private corporations. Organizations that Alden has helped in developing diversity and inclusion strategies and training include Vancity, First West Credit Union, UBCP ACTRA, Technical Safety BC, Worksafe BC, and YVR.