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UBCO Zoom panel inspired by global anti-racism movements to be held today

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June 11, 2020 - 2:55 PM

UBC and UBC Okanagan are hosting a panel discussion today, June 11, sparked by anti-black racism movements across the globe.

“The events of the past couple of weeks have brought into light the pervasiveness of anti-black racism, and inspired strong waves of activism for a just society. This is a moment of historic change. Here in Canada and around we are witnessing powerful movements against racism. This forum brings us together to share our thoughts about this time and the potential for shaping our collective futures at UBC and beyond,” according to UBC’s website.

READ MORE: Hundreds gather for Kelowna anti-racism protest

The panel will be centred around student voices and impacted community members including those from UBCO, according to the website. The event will open with remarks from The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of B.C. She recently launched the #DifferentTogether pledge on Twitter.

The event will be held through Zoom, from 3:30-5 p.m. and participants need to register online beforehand.

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