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Will this be the ONE? Reflection, engagement and action against anti-Black racism in Ontario
Members of the Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX), based at the School of Social Work at York University, will discuss the current groundswell of protests and ask the question: “Will this be the ONE that finally energizes us all to dismantle anti-Black racism forever so we can create a better future for Black youth?” This conversation will be framed by the findings of their report, “Doing Right Together for Black Youth,” which found that the number-one issue for Black youth and their families in Ontario is widespread anti-Black racism that runs through all of Ontario’s institutions and systems, including the educational, child welfare, and criminal justice systems, as well as the labour market.
Dr. Uzo Anucha, Provincial Academic Director of YouthREX, York Research Chair in Youth and Contexts of Inequity, and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work; Cyril J. Cromwell, Learning and Development Manager, YouthREX; and Amina Hagar and Clementine Utchay, research assistants at YouthREX and York undergraduate students.