The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) commemorates the police killing of 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws”. As we mark this day, we must have a constructive dialogue about Canada’s own Bill C-51, Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, and its implications for racialized minorities in Canada. Panelists will discuss their concerns about the Bill, the apparent strong acceptance of the Bill by the majority of Canadians, ways Canadians can learn more about the Bill and its impact and more effective alternative measures for addressing radicalization and terrorism in Canada.
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