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The FIFSW sponsors the Urban Alliance on Race Relations 2016 Human Rights Forum



On December 8th, 2016 the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work sponsored the Urban Alliance on Race Relations 2016 Human Rights Forum. To commemorate this year’s Human Rights Day, a panel of legal experts and human rights advocates discussed the current status of carding in the city of Toronto and the impact of racial profiling on racialized women and gender diverse people.

Over 150 people attended. Media representatives included Desmond Cole, The Toronto Star and Ryerson University journalists.



Laurie Hermiston, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
King, Sherbourne Health Centre
Natasha Persaud, Human Rights Lawyer and Member of the Canadian Association of Muslim Women Lawyers
Kimalee Phillip, co-Director, Groundation Grenada, CUPE Local 1281 Equity Officer
Nana Yanful, Human Rights Lawyer and Racial Justice Advocate


Brittany Andrew-Amofah, Political and Civic Engagement Advocate