March 21, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9pm

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Urban Alliance on Race Relations and Toronto and York Region Labour Council jointly invite you to join us at our Community Forum at Toronto City Hall to mark International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21st).

Hate crimes and incidents of racism have been on the rise. The xenophobic narratives about refugees and migrants have been on the rise, emboldened by a few but significant number of political representatives and media outlets. It is extremely critical that we put forward a concerted, focussed and united effort to push back against increasing hate and racism. Please join on this important historic day to stand together for racial justice, human rights and freedom.

Community Forum: Migrant Rights in Canada: Resisting Racism, Seeking Justice
Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers


  • Cyndy Baskin, Associate Professor - School of Social Work, Chair - Aboriginal Education Council, Academic Coordinator
  • Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences, Ryerson University
  • Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
  • Rupaleem Bhuyan, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Kara Manso, Coordinator, Caregivers Action Centre
  • Abdi Hagi Yusuf, Secretary Treasurer - Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) – Toronto Local

Moderator: Brittany Andrew-Amofah, Director, Urban Alliance on Race Relations Board

We would also extend you to join us at the following events at as well, taking place at the same location:
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Urban Alliance for Race Relations: 5pm to 6pm at Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall
Unite Against Racism Rally organized by Migrant Workers Alliance for Change: 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Nathan Philips Square (front of Toronto City Hall)
The Refugee Crisis: A Virtual Reality Experience presented by Canadian Labour Congress, Members Lounge, 6pm to 9pm

Registration required to attend the Forum: iderdforum.eventbrite.ca

To visit event information page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1265046916978062/

To RSVP for the AGM, please email us at [email protected]

Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers

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