We must be united to fight racism & stand up for human rights. During the pandemic, racist incidents reported to police have increased at an alarming rate. Tragically, we have seen an increase in Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and misogyny in our society. We see racism against Black and Indigenous peoples, other racially marginalized communities, rising anti-Asian racism, and yet symbols of hate are freely displayed and sold across our country.
That’s why NDP MP Peter Julian tabled Private Member’s Bill C-229 calling on Justin Trudeau to ban the display of hate symbols like the Nazi hooked cross and Confederate flags. C-229 is a critical step to addressing hate and making our communities safer for everyone.
Community and elected leaders, concerned Canadians, anti-hate activists and other allies will gather at the virtual NDP Anti-Hate Town Hall to have a focused dialogue on anti-hate and anti-racism work in Canada and to address the growing violence, systemic racism and hatred that we are seeing in many Canadian communities.
- Jagmeet Singh, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada
- Peter Julian, Member of Parliament for New Westminster-Burnaby
- Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network
- Dr. Barbara Perry, Director, Center on Hate, Bias and Extremism, Ontario Tech University
- Pandit Roopnauth Sharma, President of the Canadian Multifaith Federation and President of the Hindu Federation
Date: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
Time: 5pm PT - 8pm ET
Register for the Town Hall to receive the participating Zoom link.