Anti-Racism

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March for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism: Vancouver: March 20, 2011

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On March 20th, No One Is Illegal-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories invites you to join us in a march to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism and show our communities' collective strength in challenging racism. Canadian multiculturalism is not enough!

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Community March Against Racism
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 at 2pm.
Waterfront Skytrain Station, Downtown Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

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Iniké Afrique music festival

Feb 18, 2011 to Feb 19, 2011
York University
Founders College -- Assembly Hall
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
Ontario CA
A night that promises to move your body and soul to the rich percussive rhythms from across the globe.
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Kuumba

Feb 5, 2011 to Feb 13, 2011
Harbourfront Centre
Lower Simcoe Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 32.5896" N, 79° 23' 2.2704" W
Ontario CA
Kuumba is a celebration and fusion of art, history and the energy of Caribbean culture.
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Dialogue for Peaceful Change (DPC) mediation training

Apr 3, 2011 to Apr 8, 2011
Tatamagouche Centre
259 Loop Route 6 Highway 6
B0K 1V0 Tatamagouche , NS
Canada
45° 42' 0" N, 63° 17' 60" W
Nova Scotia CA
Internationally accredited conflict mediation tools, strategies and analysis for use in communities, families and organizations.
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Black history month celebration

Feb 24, 2011 to Feb 25, 2011
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Building
15 Gervais Drive
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 43' 18.6996" N, 79° 20' 11.9796" W
Ontario CA
The Ontario Federation of Labour celebrates black history month.
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National day of action -- No More Silence

Feb 14, 2011 to Feb 15, 2011
Toronto Police Headquarters
40 College Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 39.5856" N, 79° 23' 5.8992" W
Ontario CA
Toronto’s sixth annual rally and march for missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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Never Again For Anyone

Jan 31, 2011 to Feb 1, 2011
Friends House
60 Lowther Avenue Meeting Room
M5R 1C7 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 13.1772" N, 79° 23' 54.6396" W
CA
In commemoration of international Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join Dr. Hajo Meyer in sharing the lesson of his experience in Auschwitz: Never Again for Anyone.
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A week of racism in Israel

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On a recent Monday, more than 200 Jewish Israelis rallied in Bat Yam, a suburb of Tel Aviv under the banner 'Keep Bat Yam Jewish'. The demonstrators, most of whom were religious and young, were there to protest against romantic relationships between Arabs and Jews, particularly those between Arab men and Jewish women.

I did not go as a reporter. I went to bear witness. I had also volunteered to translate for a colleague, a Palestinian man, who does not speak Hebrew.

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Racism and Asian reaction

I've been taking some continuing education courses for my profession and I've noticed the instructor often refused to answer my questions or bypassed me during class.  I looked around and saw many Asian students sit very quietly and never even asked a question.  I've also noticed the the instructor made every effort to get to know the white students and go and help them even when they werent asking questions or needing help.  

I paid quite a bit of money for these courses and I just had to do whatever I could to get answers whether he liked me or not.  My job depended on my knowing this material.  I even asked him if he had anything against me just to let him know I didnt like his avoiding my questions.  

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4th Annual Decolonizing Conference: Call For Papers

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4th Annual Decolonizing Conference: Call For Papers

25 March at 09:00 - 26 March at 17:00
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6 CANADA

SPIRITUALITY CONFERENCE
March 25 & 26 2011

Annual Decolonizing Conference: Land, Citizenship, belonging, and the Place of the Spirit

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education-University of Toronto
Call for Papers

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Never Again for Anyone: Hajo Meyer, Auschwitz survivor

Feb 1, 2011 to Feb 2, 2011
Winchevsky Centre
585 Cranbrooke Avenue
M6A 2X9 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 43' 24.4884" N, 79° 25' 48.0648" W
Ontario CA
In the face of the on-going ethnic cleansing of Palestine, we assert a commitment to collective humanity against the application of “never again” to only a few.
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Vigil to welcome Tamil refugees home!

Dec 24, 2010
Burnaby Youth Detention Centre
7900 Fraser Park Drive
Burnaby
Canada
49° 11' 10.2732" N, 122° 59' 6.4644" W
CA
Support the release of Tamil refugees from Canadian internment and welcome them home.
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Selwyn Pieters taking on the system

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/902582--lawyer-wins-racial-discrimination-case?bn=1

 

Good for Selwyn Pieters on following through with his complaint. All resistance is useful.

 

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Ironically, Pieters and his colleagues - lawyer Brian Noble and law student Paul Waldron - were there to deal with a case of racial profiling before the tribunal.

The men were waiting in the lounge when Melissa Firth, a librarian and administrator with the Peel Law Association, approached and "demanded" identification to determine if they were paralegals, who are not allowed in the lawyers' lounge.

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Gender-bending chemicals in Ontario - lawsuit & presentation

Chemical Valley residents are taking legal action after years of health problems and disappearing boys:
"The environmental group Ecojustice launched a lawsuit against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Monday targeting the effects of pollution from the Sarnia area's petrochemical industry.
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The 'selectivity argument' around criticizing Israel

I'm really disturbed about this argument that criticizing the state of Israel can become anti-semitic, because you're applying a double standard--so if human rights abuses are going on elsewhere and you aren't talking about them, you must be anti-semitic (Irwin Cotler uses this argument routinely). THis is also in the Interparliamentary Coalition to combat anti-semitism (which is disingenious, because it then says, criticism of Israel is fine as long as you aren't applying a double standard...but you're left wondering where's the line between legitimate criticism and anti-semitism because double standard).

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