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Public lecture focuses on new ways to stamp out racial profiling

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York University’s School of Public Policy & Administration, Institute for Social Research, and Centre for Human Rights and the Ontario Human Rights Commission invite you to attend a public lecture to look at new ways to stamp out racial profiling. Keynote speaker and renowned journalist Haroon Siddiqui will talk about existing and emerging forms of racial profiling, and a panel will offer a variety of perspectives.

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Where: Moot Court Lecture Hall, Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building)
York University

Keynote:
Haroon Siddiqui

Panelists:  
Anthony Morgan, African Canadian Legal Clinic
Chief Keeter Corston, Chapleau Cree First Nation
Faisal Bhabha, National Council of Canadian Muslims

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is seeking new ways to stamp out an old and all too persistent problem – racial profiling. This will include creating a new policy on combatting racial profiling in a range of institutional and community settings. The policy will also help enable Ontario organizations, legal decision-makers and affected community members to better identify, assess, address and prevent racial profiling as a prohibited form of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

This public lecture is part of a larger process to help the OHRC create a policy that reflects the many different experiences and perspectives of communities across Ontario.