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Anti-Racism

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News

Regional Council Statement on Anti-Asian Racism, Hatred, and Violence

Shining Waters Regional Council was deeply impacted by the recent shooting deaths of six Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia. We condemn racialized misogynistic violence and we pray for the families and the communities of those killed. We also pray for the safety of Asians in North America and globally who have experienced and reported anti-Asian racism, violence, and aggression since the start of the pandemic. We pray for many more who have not reported their experiences of targeted hate incidents and hate crimes.

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CCS Friday: The Pandemic of Racism

On Friday, March 12, 2021 the Centre for Christian Studies hosted an online discussion of the ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic exposes long-standing racial divisions and systemic injustices, and perhaps to imagine opportunities for change. Their special guest was...

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COVID 19 and the Racism Pandemic We Need to Talk About

When news of the coronavirus first began to spread in Canada, Chinese Canadian restaurants and businesses quickly took a devastating hit. Once crowded restaurants were nearly empty. Other Asian restaurants and businesses that were neither Chinese owned nor operated were also shunned and targeted with racist graffiti and vandalism. “Chinese”- identified and “Chinese looking” people were publicly blamed for the growing pandemic and the downturn of the global economy.

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Staff Support

KIM UYEDE-KAI

KIM UYEDE-KAI

Communities of Faith Support, Anti-racism and Right Relations Minister, Shining Waters Regional Council

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6173
Email: KUyedeKai@united-church.ca
Teleworks and works in the Toronto Office

Encourages and connects communities of faith in their work and supports indigenous ministries in their relationship with the region. Promotes and supports racial justice.

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BRI-ANNE SWAN

BRI-ANNE SWAN

Social and Ecological Justice and Communications Minister, Shining Waters Regional Council

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6773
Email: bswan@united-church.ca
Teleworks and works in the Toronto Office

Encourages and connects communities of faith in ecological and justice work and supports regional networks. Promotes and supports racial justice.

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