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Peterborough chapter co-hosts public forum on confronting barriers to inclusion

The Council of Canadians Peterborough chapter is co-hosting a public forum on the structural, systemic and cultural barriers to inclusion.

Peterborough This Week reports, “People of Peterborough are invited to join in a conversation about the structural and cultural barriers to inclusion experienced by newcomers to the area at a meeting next week. The ‘Courageous Conversation: Confronting Barriers to Inclusion in our Community’ is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 23) at the Peterborough Public Library on Aylmer Street. …Organizers said the event seeks to open a dialogue about ‘the obstacles to community that are created by racism, colonialism and xenophobia that could impact refugees entering our community, as well as newcomers, people of colour and indigenous people living in Peterborough currently or in the future’.”


The speakers at the event will include Carmela Valle, Niambi Leigh, Chet Singh, Liz Stone, Carlo Quinones and Lester Alfonso. It will be moderated by Charmaine Magumbe.

The public forum is being hosted by End Immigration Detention Peterborough, Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough and the Council of Canadians Peterborough chapter. It is being sponsored byNiijkiwendidaa Anishnabekwag Services Circle, Carmela Valles Immigration Consulting, and the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.

Snacks will be provided by Food Not Bombs.

This event is free and the Peterborough Public Library is an accessible venue.

For more details, please see the Facebook event page here.