Huron County, Ontario – Huron County’s Immigration Partnership, in partnership with FauxPop Media, proudly announce the release of a new panel series, Humanizing Our Differences. This informative online video series engages with local experts and community members and is filled with conversations that explore lived experiences of diversity and immigration. The purpose of the series is to enhance awareness of racism in Huron County and educate on the topic of anti-racism.
“Acknowledging and celebrating cultural diversity is important in our community.” said Warden Glen McNeil, “When we begin to question and challenge issues of prejudice, equity and inequality for both ourselves and others, we gain valuable new perspectives that allow us to grow, become more accepting, and diminish discrimination.”
The panel series provides clarity on concepts such as, equity, microaggression, privilege, and systemic racism. It looks at how these concepts are experienced in rural communities, how individuals can recognize the role they play in creating a welcoming and inclusive community.
The series can be found on the County of Huron’s Immigration Partnership webpage and will provide multi-faceted perspectives on how we can embrace differences.
Following the panel release, a series of online workshops will be available for engaging in more in-depth understandings of these core concepts. The workshops are:
Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions
Dharshi Lacey, February 24 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Understanding Cultural and Racialized Communities
Leroy Hibbert, March 17 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
How to be an Ally
Andrea Moffatt, March 26 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am,
or March 31 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop registration is available on Eventbrite. Links can be found at https://www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development/our-services/immigration-partnership/
Humanizing our Differences goes beyond information sharing as it reminds viewers that everyone has a responsibility to help eliminate discrimination and commit to anti-racism. Humanizing Our Differences has been developed with financial support from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
For more information about the panel series, please visit: https://www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development/our-services/immigration-partnership/
Kristin Crane: email@example.com
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks, and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.