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CURB conference

Anti-racism organisation CURB will host a two-day conference this week on racial injustices and the impact of racism, past and present.

The Racial Justice Conference, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, will feature speakers such civil rights lawyer and author of ‘The New Jim Crow,’ Dr Michelle Alexander, CURB President Cordell Riley, racial justice activist Lynne Winfield, lawyer Kevin Comeau and Family Centre executive director Martha Dismont.

The conference is designed to help the public understand how structural racism is unintentionally embedded in systems, policies and institutions, while providing concrete ways of moving forward.

On Friday, the CURB will host a pair of pre-conference workshops. The first will focus on structural racism in the criminal justice system, while the second will examine social justice and mediation.

At 7pm Friday Evening, keynote speaker Dr Alexander will lead a presentation titled ‘What does Racial Justice look like?’

Saturday’s events include another talk by Dr Alexander, along with sessions titled ‘What’s Going On,’ ‘What’s being done? What can we do?’ and ‘Restorative Justice,’ followed by a panel discussion.

Both day’s events will take place at the Fairmont Southampton Gardenia Room, with registration starting at 8am on both days.

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Published March 26, 2012 at 10:00 am (Updated March 26, 2012 at 10:00 am)

CURB conference

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