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In light of current social events, a growing movement in Canada is highlighting systems of oppression and systemic racism. From monuments, to towns, teams, streets, schools, landmarks and buildings, many Canadians are questioning the names that commemorate historical figures with controversial legacies — some even pushing for removals, renaming and other changes. Does this language honour past wrongdoings, or seek to reconcile them? Whose voices are getting heard when making these decisions? Can we reckon with the past while looking towards the future?
On Wednesday, May 5th, from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm, join us for What’s in a Name?: A Community Conversation over Zoom. We encourage engagement and respectful, curious questions about the topic of this conversation, and also encourage attendees to read our code of conduct for more information about the norms of engagement for our panel discussion. We look forward to welcoming our community into this important conversation!
Moderated by: Craig Pearson, the Windsor Star
Patricia Simone, Councillor – City of Amherstburg
Melissa Phillips, Collections Assistant – City of Windsor
Tramaine Lynn Whited
Click Here to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xjyoHR-JT8SzqAxH_bdPrQ
May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Online event via Zoom