CPAC Anti-Racism Webinar Series (4): Responding to Racial Harassment

Webinar: Responding to Racial harassment

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Languages: English, with simultaneous Chinese interpretation

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In response to the recent rise of anti-Asian racism during the Covid-19 pandemic and to help Asian Canadians better deal with racist harassments, CPAC has assembled a group of experts from across North America to present a series of educational webinars for the community in both English and Chinese. The topics include: Racism and Its Visible and Invisible Forms, Discrimination and Human Rights, Responding to Racist Harassments and Attacks, Bystander Intervention, Preventing Racial Bullying in School, and Racism, Hate Crime and Personal and Property Safety.

On October 8, 2020, we will be presenting the fourth workshop of this webinar series, Responding to Racial Harassment. The webinar will be presented in ENGLISH with simultaneous interpretation into CHINESE.

 This interactive webinar will cover the following important topics.

  1. What is harassment
  • A review of what harassment is, and more generally, how it is related to discrimination, according to human rights law.
  1. Main forms of harassment and the law
  • Racial harassment: its manifestations in different contexts (employment, education, on the street), as prohibited by civil rights legislation
  • Sexual / Gender harassment: its manifestations in different contexts (employment, education, on the street, etc.), as prohibited by civil rights legislation
  • Psychological harassment, its manifestations in different contexts, as prohibited by labor or employment standards legislation
  • Criminal harassment, its manifestations, as prohibited by the Criminal Code of Canada
  1. What to do when you see or experience harassment, and what not to do: practical tips for your own personal safety and that of others.
  2. Surviving and combating racial harassment: how to deal with the issues in different sectors and organizations.

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 Mr. Fo Niemi is the Executive Director of the Montreal-based Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR). Over the years, he has also held numerous part-time positions, including the Chair of the Montreal Urban Community Transit Corporation’s Complaints Examination Committee (1990-1991) and Commissioner with the Quebec Human Rights Commission (1991-2003). He also served as member of an advisory committee on multicultural liaison of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and on employment equity for the Quebec Treasury Board, the Board of directors of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation; the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council and the Quebec Government’s Task Force on Racial Profiling. His major recognitions include the Prix de la justice du Québec and the Human Rights Award of the Lord Redding Society.

The CPAC Anti-Racism Webinar Series is funded by the Government of Canada through the Canadian Red Cross.