CRRC Fall 2016 Newsletter

Whats Happening at CRRC & The Community


1) What's been happening at CRRC?
2) Volunteer Opportunities
3) Local Research: Did you immigrate to Peterborough between 1979 and 1995? Are you interested in sharing your story?
4) Trent African and Caribbean Student Union presents: AFROBANA!
5) More ways to be involved at CRRC


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1) What's been happening at CRRC?

Well it is officially Autumn! CRRC spent the summer and early fall busy promoting anti-racism within our community! We had the pleasure of organizing and being involved in a variety of community events including the New Canadian Centre's Caribbean Street Festival, A National Aboriginal History Month book club with Dr. Lynn Gehl, Trent University's DisOrientation and O'Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective's Beats & Braids Festival. We have also had the pleasure of organizing trainings and workshops for several groups, organizations and the public as well as successful representing a client at the Human Rights Tribunal. It's been a busy past few months and CRRC is currently organizing our strategic plan to have a successful year. If you want to provide any feedback or be updated on future events please email us at racerelation@gmail.com

2) Volunteer Opportunities

In early October the board of CRRC met to have a visioning session for the organization. As a result we are looking for volunteers to support us in our work! Two specific projects we are looking for support with are the development of our website and researching the ways in which other communities track incidents of racism. If you have questions or are interested in being involved please email racerelation@gmail.com

CRRC has also been communicating with community members in the attempt of organizing an events centred around the one year anniversary of the arson at the Kawartha Mosque and the local Muslim community at large. If you're interested in being involved please email CRRC!

3) Local Research: Did you immigrate to Peterborough between 1979 and 1995? Are you interested in sharing your story?

My name is Maddy Macnab and I am a graduate student in Canadian & Indigenous Studies at Trent University. I am researching the history of immigration to Peterborough from the 1970s to the 1990s. I am focusing on the activities of the New Canadians Centre (which used to be called the Peterborough Newcomer Language and Orientation Committee). I am interested in learning about the experiences of individuals who arrived in Peterborough as new immigrants during this time. I am also particularly interested in women’s experiences. If you came to Peterborough as a new immigrant or refugee between 1979 and 1995, and are interested in learning more about this project, please contact me by phone (647-973- 7174) or email (madelinemacnab@trentu.ca). Interviews will take place between July and September 2016. Interviews will take 1-2 hours, and can be done at a location that is convenient for you. (This project is approved by Trent University’s Research Ethics Board).

4) Trent African and Caribbean Student Union presents: AFROBANA!

Afrobana is one of the biggest events put on by Trent African Caribbean Student Union (TACSU) each year and this year it will be held on Saturday Nov. 12 at the Market Hall. Attached is the poster. Could you assist in spreading the word? Ticket sales start today Nov.1. Ticket sales are solely by the host(TACSU) and not by Market Hall. They can be obtained at the TCSA office on campus or by the TIP office or at the door on the day if not purchased in advance. Any questions about the event you can direct them to me or tacsugroup@gmail.com. I was also wondering if this could be shared with other media outlets so as the newspapers (Peterborough examiner or Snapd Peterborough). Please let me know. 

5) Want to get involved in CRRC's board?

Are you interested in being involved in anti-racist initiatives in Peterborough? The Board of CRRC is always looking for new members and is the governance body of the organization making all decision and guiding staff work. CRRC's board meetings monthly for two hours and no previous board experience is required. For more information contact Charmaine Magumbe (Board Chair) or Caitlin Currie (Coordinator) at racerelation@gmail.com