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Establishing a Voice for Black Youth in Politics
This month, our Black Youth Fellows will be settling into their respective roles and begin planning the independent projects they are curating in their placements. Our fellows are currently working directly with elected officials in a range of different areas including research, advocacy, policy, and communications. We will be having a large training session on April 24th, where we will be joined by a panel of policy makers who will answer any questions and address any concerns raised by the fellows. This training session will take place in conjunction with the CABR where we aim to explore potential career opportunities available for the fellows within the political sector, and discuss the best methods for them to utilize their experiences from the Black Youth Fellowship program.
Advocating for Equity in the Education System
In March, the Coalition for Racial Equity in Education moved forward with our preparation for community organizing. We rounded off our search for parent and student volunteers and hosted our second round of community forums. At these forums, our partners and their respective volunteers selected the issues most important to them and the geographic areas we should focus our organizing efforts on. If you are still interested in supporting the project as a volunteer, the Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action and the Council Agencies Serving South Asians are still recruiting parent volunteers. Links to the online application can be found below:
In the coming months, we will continue to regularly host shared spaces for our volunteers. During our student and parent meetings, we aim to make connections, share experiences, brainstorm for potential action, as well as keep each other informed. In addition to those spaces, community-specific meetings will now begin as communities organize around their selected topics.
We have also begun planning for the CREE Academic Conference, which is another opportunity to bring all the compiled and disseminated research and context about the education system to the groups that the system impacts most directly. The online sessions will be taking place on Monday, June 14th to Friday, June 18th, 2021. A detailed breakdown of topics and a call for research will be published in the coming weeks. Check out our website to stay informed: https://cree-uarr.nationbuilder.com/
Enhancing Durham's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations has delivered a wide range of workshops and presentations for organizations, community groups, and schools. We’ve worked with educators, youth and community members to deliver impactful educational experiences. We are committed to providing dynamic speakers who incorporate popular education, movement, and arts-based activities, which create a space for inclusive participation. We also encourage collaboration between other agencies, organizations and community-based initiatives.
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