Public Lecture: Racial Profiling

When:
February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2016-02-16T19:00:00-05:00
2016-02-16T21:00:00-05:00
Where:
Moot Court Lecture Hall
Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building)
York University

York University 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.

Featured speakers:

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 combating 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.

This event is being hosted by York University’s School of Public Policy & Administration, Institute for Social Research, and Centre for Human Rights and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.