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Anti-Racism Legislation Engagement Session

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Anti-Racism Legislation Engagement Session
Anti-Racism Legislation Engagement Session

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Sep 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Virtual

About the Event

In 2022, the government of British Columbia (BC), acting through the Multiculturalism and Anti-racism division, took a significant step by introducing the Anti-Racism Data Act. This legislation's primary purpose is to mandate the systematic collection of data pertaining to individuals' racial backgrounds, with the overarching goal of providing the government with valuable insights into societal disparities and inequities.  In a continued effort to enhance the efficacy and responsiveness of the insights derived from the collected race-based data, the BC government has taken an additional step by embarking on the establishment of Anti-racism legislation. 

The core objective of this legislative move is to create a solid legal framework that not only holds the BC government accountable but also compels them to take concrete actions in addressing the outcomes stemming from the accumulated race-based data.  To actively engage in this important endeavor, AACCCS will be hosting two community engagement sessions. 

The purpose of these sessions is to identify barriers and inequalities within Black communities in BC and to foster discussions on the most effective strategies for the government to address these challenges.   We cordially invite you to join us on Saturday, August 26th, and 2nd September 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm. Your voice and participation are highly valued. 

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