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"Racism in a Digital Society" Presentation and Networking Event
Date: 3/21/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost: $10
Location: Collins Recital Hall, Grande Prairie Regional College
10726 106 Ave.
Grande Prairie Alberta

The City of Grande Prairie’s Community Social Development department is hosting Edmonton-based speaker Irfan Chaudhry for a presentation titled “Racism in a Digital Society” to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21.

What to Expect

The one-hour, interactive presentation aims to cover the following topics:

  • The new "climate of hate" that has developed online locally and globally
  • What contributing factors lead people to express these hateful views
  • How individuals can be empowered to counter hate both online and offline

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Location: Collins Recital Hall, Grande Prairie Regional College (10726 106 Ave.)

Cost: $10. Tickets are available to purchase at the Community Social Development office (10030 102 Ave.). A limited number will also be available at the door.

A networking session takes place after the presentation with a selection of light appetizers.

All members of the community are invited to attend. For more information, contact csd@cityofgp.com. 

About the SpeakerRacism in a Digital Society 2018

Irfan Chaudhry is a criminology lecturer at MacEwan University and Director for their Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity. His research on racism and social media has appeared in various academic publications, including the International Journal of Communication. He has worked on a number of anti-racism projects and is currently working on a "hate incident" mapping project with the Alberta Hate Crimes committee ( www.StopHateAB.ca ).

About the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was declared by the United Nation as a way to encourage people worldwide to continue to make strides to eliminate racial discrimination in all forms. The 2018 theme is to promote tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity the context of combating racial discrimination.