CPAC Anti-Racism Webinar Series (6): How to Deal with Racist Behaviours

Webinar: How to Deal with Racist Behaviours

Date: Thursday, October 22, 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 22, 2020, we will be presenting the sixth workshop of this webinar series, How to Deal with Racist Behaviours, where Montreal based human rights expert Fo Niemi will use real life examples to share practical strategies and tips gleaned from his decades of experience in fighting against racism and injustice. Topics of this seminar include:

  1. Racial harassment scenarios and strategies to respond
    • Taking a bus
    • Working in a hospital
    • Walking in your neighborhood
    • Queuing to pay in a drug store
    • Shopping in a grocery store
  1. Race-motivated violence and racial harassment
    • Racial harassment
    • Criminal harassment
  2. Practical tips for your own personal safety and that of others
    • What to do
    • What not to do
  1. Lessons in survival and empowerment
  2. Q & A


Mr. Fo Niemi is 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 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 Law Society (Montreal’s Jewish Bar).


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