Mississauga to host anti-racism community meeting on September 27

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Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism Michael Coteau will lead the discussion

The Ontario provincial government is holding nine community meetings on racism one of which is to be held on September 27th in Mississauga.

The idea is to speak with the public about addressing systemic racism and eliminating barriers for Indigenous and racialized communities.

Consultation is supposed to focus on anti-black racism, as well as Islamophobia, anti-Indigenous racism and racism experienced by other communities.

Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism Michael Coteau will be in Mississauga Sept. 27 to lead local discussion.

A time and location is still to be determined, but those details will be posted online at Ontario.ca/antiracism once available.

Mississauga’s meeting will be the third the Liberal government has held in its attempt to gather public input on identifying priorities for the Anti-Racism Directorate’s work in developing, implementing and evaluating government policies, programs and services.

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The directorate was established last February. The first community meeting was in Toronto last July. A report will be produced and published after all the sessions are completed. From the looks of it, these meetings will result in solutions to one of the world’s biggest social problems- racism. – CINEWS

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