Selfadvocatenet.ca in support of BC Anti Racism Awareness Week of May 22nd to May 26th,2023
As a society, we must try to understand what racism can do and what causes racism, and why people do it . As self-advocates we want the public to know calling people out of judging people cause of color cause of their disability cause some people are LGPQ of different cultures too. We must stop racist comments we must protect those who are attacked by racism we need to educate ourselves to be respectable to others
So this page will help with the information you need on how to prevent racism.
First off what is racism?
Racism is the belief that one group of people, identified by physical characteristics of shared ancestry (such as skin color), is superior to another group of people that look different from themselves. Racism occurs when individuals or groups are disadvantaged or mistreated based on their perceived race and/or ethnicity either through individualistic or systemic racism.
What can we do to stop racism?
Parliamentary Secretary’s Statement on Anti-Racism Awareness Week
Victoria Monday, May 22, 2023, 7:30 AM
“Government is also tackling systemic racism through legislation. Introduced in 2022, the Anti-Racism Data Act makes it possible to collect race-based data to help identify gaps and barriers to accessing government programs and services. The next step is to build on this historic act by introducing broader anti-racism legislation in 2024, which will hold government accountable for addressing racism and discrimination. This summer, the public will be invited to participate in an online questionnaire that will help inform the new legislation.
“Please join me in celebrating Anti-Racism Awareness Week by finding your own way to help address racism. Whether it’s challenging a discriminatory practice in your organization or talking at the dinner table about different cultures and perspectives, together we can make B.C. a more equitable and fair place for everyone.”
To learn more about the Anti-Racism Data Act passed in 2022, visit: https://antiracism.gov.bc.ca/
To learn more about the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network, visit: https://www.resiliencebc.ca
This on BC Govt Website go to the link here