Londoners and community leaders are coming together this weekend to find ways to combat the ongoing issue of racism in the Forest City.
A Racism Forum will be held Saturday at the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre gymnasium at 1119 Jalna Blvd.
An Ingidenous sunrise ceremony will start the day at 7 a.m., followed by a forum from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Around 150 Londoners are expected to attend the discussion organized by the London Diversity and Race Relations Advisory Committee, the Mayor’s office and a number of community partners.
“We have leaders from the Indigenous community, the Black community, the Muslim community, as well from the perspective of allyship,” said City of London spokesperson Suze Morrison.
“So, that panel’s really going to look at unpacking what are the shared experiences of racism that people have here in London, and how do we be better allies.”
The community conversation will be facilitated by Mojdeh Cox and Mark Brown. Panelists include Chief Leslee White-Eye from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Leroy Hibbert from LUSO Community Services, Community Leader and Activist Saleha Khan, and Lorraine McNeil from Fanshawe College.
Everyone is welcome to attend. You can register to attend online at racismforum.eventbrite.ca.