Dialogue of Communities on Racism and Discrimination

This project aims at creating an environment for people of African descent and other minorities to come together to talk about racism and discrimination while promoting human rights. The dialogues will also improve understanding of the barriers to full integration, and the increasing discrimination that African-Canadians and other racial minorities face in Alberta. The dialogues will take place across Alberta in Edmonton, Calgary, and Fort McMurray. The conversations will be framed on the nature of inter-cultural relationships, incidents of racism and how communities deal with such incidents.

Project Outcome:

 

  1. Racialized Albertans will increase their understanding of the nature and impact of racism and ways to address it.
  2. A better understanding of the barriers and discrimination faced by people of African descent, Indigenous peoples, and other minority groups.
  3. Documentation of possible solutions as gathered from the workshops.
  4. Develop effective strategies from the engagements to fight prejudices and discrimination.
  5. Sharing results of the discussions to promote intercultural rapprochement for a cohesive and dynamic society.

 

Deliverables

  • Reports on dialogues
  • Strategies and action plan document
  • Final report and evaluation
  • Web postings of pictures, posters, print materials related to the dialogues.

 

Project funded by Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund

Alberta Justice and Solicitor General