In this issue: #21for21 Campaign; Refugee Awareness workshop; Race and Respect Curriculum & more!
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21for21 Campaign for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

Each year, The Centre for Race and Culture commemorates March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, we've launched our 21for21 Campaign to mark this important day. The campaign invites organizations and individuals in Edmonton to commit to an intentional action that can help build a racism-free community. 
  • By committing to an intentional action in the 21for21 Campaign, you are demonstrating your commitment or your organization’s commitment to anti-racism work within the broader Edmonton community. Join us by being part of a larger movement working for racial equity!
  • Once you have an action item you would like to commit, use the links on our webpage to submit your organizational or individual action item for building a racism-free community online, and share your ideas and commitment with the wider community.
  • Not sure what type of action you can do? Check out a list of starting ideas on our web-site here

Spread the word within your network and raise awareness. Engage as many as you can and build a strong community. And don’t forget to share the campaign, and your commitment, with #21for21

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Refugee Awareness For Inclusive Communities – Free Public Workshop

Join the Centre for Race and Culture for a free full-day workshop focused on providing accurate and comprehensive information about refugees to host communities.

The workshop will cover topics in terminology, addressing assumptions, realities of pre-migration experiences, impacts of migration, and how to modify practices to be more inclusive.

Registration is open to anyone interested in this topic, but space is limited, so register early and don’t miss this great opportunity. RSVP here!

When: April 26, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Race and Respect Curriculum

Race and Respect is an educational resource for secondary teachers. With content ideal for Social Studies, Religion, CALM, and Language Arts, the resource provides a wide range of interactive activities to help teachers address the issues of race and racism in an informed and effective way. The activities are organized into 5 categories:  Human Rights and Responsibilities; Social Justice; Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Discrimination; Race and Racism; and Racism in Schools. The final version of the resource will be available online in August 2018 to be used by teachers and educators. We are currently looking for partners to pilot the activities in junior high and high schools, to help us incorporate student and teacher feedback on the activities into the final curriculum.  Please contact  Elli Dehnavi ( if you are interested in having a workshop in your classroom.

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YEG: A Living History | Save the date | May 8, 2018 
The Centre for Race and Culture is excited to announce our collaboration with Jasper Place High School. We have worked with these bright students since January to develop a piece of theatre that creatively and critically examines Edmonton's history of race and racism. The students will take us through the history of Edmonton, weaving through contemporary examples of racism and discrimination. 
There will be a talkback led by the students following the performance. 

Webinar: Empowering Youth: Identity, Belonging and Migration

March 21, 2018

10:00 EDT in Toronto, New York
14:00 GMT in London
15:00 CET in Berlin, Barcelona

Muslim youth. Refugee youth. Migrant youth. When identity politics follow you to school, onto the playing field, and into the street, it’s time to go beyond stereotypes and challenge the public imagination. Join us online to learn how youth initiatives in Berlin and London are using theatre and sport to develop a counter-narrative that strengthens youth participation in local cultural and social life while promoting skills development, empowerment and living together in cultural diversity.

Register Here
CBC Facing Race Series
Facing Race: Your life. Your stories. Your identity.

Join CBC Radio's The Current in Halifax, Montreal, and Vancouver for three town halls exploring pressing issues of race in Canada today. 
Watch here
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