CPAC Anti-Racism Webinar Series (9): Hate crime, Hate Incidents and Personal Safety

Webinar: Hate crime, Hate Incidents and Personal Safety

Date: Monday, November 2, 2020

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

Languages: English, with simultaneous Chinese interpretation

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(Note: Our webinars will be recorded. If you cannot attend the live session, complete the registration form and a link to the recording will be emailed to you at a later date.)

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 November 2, 2020, we will be presenting the ninth workshop of this webinar series, Racism, Hate Crime, and Personal & Property Safety. The webinar will be presented by Mason Zhou, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, York Regional Police, in ENGLISH with simultaneous interpretation into CHINESE.

This interactive webinar will cover the following important topics:

  • Charter of Rights
  • What is hate crime/incident?
  • Criminal Code of Canada
  • First response
  • Tips for reporting a hate crime
  • How do you protect your personal safety on the street?
  • What can you do to prevent break and enter to your house?

Presenter: Const. Mason Zhou

Constable Mason Zhou is part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau of York Regional Police. He completed his undergraduate degree in Justice Study and a Master’s degree in Leadership at University of Guelph. An immigrant from China, Const. Zhou has a wide range of experience in both private and public sectors. His 12 year tenure at YRP covers Uniform, Criminal Investigation Bureau and involvement in special investigation units, prior to his current assignment to DEIB. He was also the designated writer of a police column in the Singtao newspaper on federal and provincial laws and various community issues during 2017-2018. Over the years, he has attended to numerous TV interviews on behalf of YRP to address certain issues and concerns in the community. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Const. Zhou was also seconded to the Hate Crime Unit to assist it in dealing with the spike of hate incidents and hate crimes in the Region.

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