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The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough is pleased to share a recording of Peterborough’s launch event for Black History Month 2021. The launch can be viewed here.It includes traditional African drumming and dance, a proclamation by Mayor Therrien, statements of support by dignitaries, and two prominent guest speakers — historian Rosemary Sadlier (who played a leading role in establishing Black History Month at all levels of gevernment) and Nicole Bonnie, the first Black CEO of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.
A poll by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Abacus Data shows 93% of Canadians believe online hate speech and racism are a problem, with 49% saying they are “very serious problems.” At least 60% support federal government regulation.
Afiwi Groove, based in Durham, offers a session of classes FREE to children and youth across Canada, Wednesdays from January 11 to February 17.