Take a stand against racism on Saturday in Red Deer

CommUnity: The Power of One

  • Mar. 14, 2017 12:30 a.m.

The 2nd annual CommUnity: The Power of One event is set for Saturday to help Central Albertans stand up against racism.

Information and resources will be provided to encourage, inspire and motivate people to be proactive, welcoming and inclusive.

The event is being held to commemorate the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21.

Cree Metis elder Theresa Corky Larsen-Jonasson is the keynote speaker. Panel discussion, to be moderated by local actor and director Jason Steele, will include Matt Gould, Andrea Lacoursiere, Duane Moleni, and Diane Gardipy.

Facilitated table talks will take place in the afternoon.

The event runs from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Golden Circle Senior Centre, 4620 47th Ave. Lunch and morning snacks will be provided.

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register online at https://community2017.eventbrite.ca

CommUnity is co-hosted by Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association and the Red Deer Native Friendship Society and sponsored in part by Heuer Design.

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