Patrick Brown to attend March for Justice in Brampton
A march to raise awareness of and combat anti-Black racism has been planned for Brampton.
This march will take place on June 17, 2020, and participants will be standing up for racism in the Peel District School Board.
In an exclusive interview, Mayor Patrick Brown told Khaled Iwamura from inbrampton that he will be attending the march.
“I think this is another important moment in our history where we’re combating and taking a hard look at systemic racism,” said Brown.
“I would note that this week, the city of Brampton passed a resolution unanimously creating an anti-Black racism unit at City Hall to really shine a light on any areas where there are existing variables.”
Demonstrations are being held around the world in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. The marches and protests are also working to draw attention to and fight systemic discrimination against Black, Indigenous and other racialized people around the world.
The June 17 march in Brampton is being organized by students who demand to see change within the school board.
It will start at A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse, located at 7755 Hurontario St. and will end at the Peel District School Board, located at 5650 Hurontario St.
Those who would like to participate in the march are asked to meet at the Brampton Court House at 4:30 pm.
Masks are mandatory for those who would like to join.
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