The board of directors of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations are saddened to note the August 17, 2018 passing of Dr. Bromley Lloyd Armstrong. One of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations founding members, Dr. Armstrong worked tirelessly to challenge and injustice. Born in Jamaica in 1926, Dr. Armstrong came to Canada in 1947 and almost immediately began his seven decades of work in support of equity for people experiencing discrimination. Dr. Armstrong is recognized as a pivotal figure in Ontario-based campaigns that led to Canada’s first anti-discrimination laws. A self-described “blood and guts” ally of the working poor, Dr. Armstrong demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the trade union movement and the battle against disadvantage and discrimination.
The Board of Directors, Staff and Members and Friends of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations extend our deepest and warmest CONGRATULATIONS to Board Member Suze Morrison on her election to the Provincial Legislature. Suze is the first successful NDP candidate in the Toronto Centre riding which she will be representing.
Our latest edition of Urban Update is out! Read about the Muslim Youth Fellowship project and our statement on School Resource Officers program.
As reported in the media, the Progressive Conservative potential candidate for Mississauga Centre, Tanya Granic Allen has made some inflammatory comments spreading homophobia and Islamophobia.
April 11 is known as The Day of Pink which is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. On this day let’s send the right message to our communities and make sure our province does not have representatives who work against Canada’s values of diversity and inclusion.
On September 26, 2017, UARR volunteer Lisa Guthro and Board Member Malika Mendez delivered deputations against the motion to affirm Council support for Toronto Police Services, put forward by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti. Click on the video below the hear both deputations.
On Thursday, September 14, 2017, a representative from the Urban Alliance on Race Relations was invited to address the 32nd annual general meeting of the Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre (BBNC), an organization that works with a wide range of communities. Malika Mendez, Vice President of UARR, was proud to accept the invitation and act as the keynote speaker for the event.