The Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, The Edmonton Interfaith Centre & The United Nations Association Canada (Edmonton) commemorated the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 20th, 2022 at 2 p.m. over Zoom. We explored the question “Racism: what do we know and where do we go?” with panel participants: Charis Auger, Steven Camp, Satya Das & Salima Versi. World music provided by Dr. Michael Frishkopf
Kathy King (www.missingcara.ca) and Kate Quinn (www.ceasenow.org) provided a global overview of how different countries approach criminalization, legalization and the Equality Model. We addressed root causes of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and the multiple impacts. This topic was very timely because the federal Justice Committee is hearing presentations in February – March about whether to remove all laws (total decriminalization) or to maintain Canada’s version of the Equality Model.