Brampton city council taking action against anti-Black racism
At a recent council meeting, the City of Brampton launched the City's first-ever Black African and Caribbean Social, Cultural and Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism Unit to take meaningful action against anti-Black racism.
This unit will be guided by Brampton’s diverse Black African and Caribbean diaspora and will establish priorities and an action plan that eradicates systemic anti-Black racism in the City of Brampton as well as uplifts the social, cultural and economic position of the Black community.
The City of Brampton's Black African and Caribbean community are vibrant and active contributors to the city’s cultural mosaic and represent the second-largest group of visible minorities in the city with a growing population of more than 80,000 residents.
“As public office holders, we are aware of the high standard that each of us in positions of authority must hold ourselves to. It is a privilege we don’t take lightly,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“It is not enough for us to say we are anti-racist, we must demonstrate it through meaningful action that creates real outcomes that uplift and empower our Black African and Carribean communities. The creation of this unit and subsequent action plan is an important first step in moving towards true equality and justice, not just in our city, but beyond its borders too.”
For more information or to express an interest in being involved as Brampton develops the Anti-Black Racism Unit, please contact AntiBlackRacismUnit [at] brampton [dot] ca.
This important project will be overseen by the Office of the CAO in collaboration with the Mayor and Council and community stakeholders.
Opportunities for the community to engage and share their voice in this process will be shared publicly.
Photo credits: The City of Brampton
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