Quebec Conversations on Racism

Quebec Conversations on Racism

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The Quebec Conversations bring together a series of discussions on the major issues facing the Black communities. This activity brings together more than 100 parapublic and public actors and decision-makers from Quebec society.

It is an opportunity not to be missed for all those who are concerned about the socio-economic situation of Black people in Quebec and Canada. It offers a space for the convergence of ideas and actions capable of transforming the reality of Black communities in Quebec and Canada. It is therefore an opportunity for decision-makers to address the issues of the Black communities by defining concrete priority actions to be taken and to identify the resources that must be made available to the operators.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Forum: Education

This panel will propose solutions to help young people deal with barriers and inequalities in their academic careers. It will also address the issue of under-representation of Black people in the faculty and senior management of Quebec educational institutions.

This panel will be moderated by Philipp S. Oward, assisted by Geneviève Vande Wiele Nobert, a student in education at McGill University.

Forum: Justice and Systemic Racism

Discussions at this table will focus on the theme: Racial profiling is a violation of human rights. In light of the fact that Black and Indigenous people are more likely to be stopped by the police, participants at the 2020 Summit proposed to reconsider the mandate of the police, to reflect on the effectiveness of the police and to assess the impact of the crime rate.

Moderated by Juanita Westmorland-Traoré and Marie-Livia Beaugé, this panel will define the actions to be taken to curb racial profiling.

carte blanche on systemic racism

Open conference (online) with sociologist Fréderic Boisrond. In conversation with Edouard Staco, president of the SDESJ

Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

Forum: Culture

This thematic panel is intended to discuss issues related to the relationship between the cultural element and the development of Black communities. Discussions will take place around the following theme: A Quebec that looks like us let’s think about the future.

These conversations will take place under the leadership of Rodney Saint-Eloi, assisted by Gabriella Kinté, Lorrie Jean Louis, Yara El-Ghadban.

Forum: Economic Development

The discussions at this panel will focus on the challenges faced by people from Black communities to develop economically, particularly in the entrepreneurial field. The decision-makers of the economic development component will identify actions to be taken to help young people from Black communities to seize wealth-creating business opportunities.

This forum will be moderated by economist Thomas Lalime

Educating against racism – White thought

Open conference (online) with Lilian Thuram Champion of the French soccer team, President of the Lilian Thuram Foundation. In conversation with Émilie Laguerre