Anti-discrimination event planned

Second Annual CommUnity Power of One Event is set for March 18 in Red Deer

United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will be observed with a special Red Deer event.

The Second Annual CommUnity Power of One Event is set for March 18 at the Golden Circle at 4620 47th Ave. It runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Co-hosting the event are Central Alberta Refugee Effort, Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association and the Red Deer Native Friendship Society.

Keynote speaker is Cree Metis Elder, Theresa “Corky” Larsen-Jonasson. Local actor Jason Steele will moderate a panel that includes: Matt Gould, Andrea Lacoursiere, Duane Moleni, and Diane Gardipy.

In the afternoon, there will be table discussions directed by facilitators.

Entertainment will be provided by Shanelle Adams and Delicia Adams, of the group Magdiel, and an anti-racist poem will be read by poet Rea-Anna Walters.

Admission to the Event is free. Space is limited. Register online at Deadline for registration is March 14.

For further information please contact Jan Underwood at or Sadia Khan at

United National International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination officially takes place around the world on March 21.

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