A new Red Deer group is interested in hearing community opinions about racism.
The Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership wants to know more about racism in the community. It’s launching a survey as part of the Racial Harmony Campaign, a social marketing campaign aimed to change perceptions, attitudes and behaviors on Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).
The survey is conducted to gather perceptions on people of colour and the state of race relations in the community. The survey will inform strategies in the implementation of the campaign, said Lori Jack, co-chair of the central planning council of the RDLIP.
“It is important for us to understand the extent of racism in Red Deer. It’s the first step in building harmony among all of us,” added Jack.
Ezgi Sarioglu, program manager at RDLIP, said the survey will provide “valuable insight on the experiences of our community members who may be struggling due to racism,” so he encourages people to take the survey.
It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Three $100 Visa gift cards are available for participants who would like their name into a draw. The survey can be found here or at:
The RDLIP is a community-based partnership aiming to create a city which openly receives newcomers (immigrants and refugees); embraces cultural diversity; strives to understand the needs of newcomers to provide access to a full range of services and participation in all aspects of society; and works to strengthen the understanding of two-way responsibility and benefit for newcomers and the broader community.