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Teens from different cultures combat racism by learning from each other
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2014
Fifty students and teachers from vastly different cultural and ethnic backgrounds spent Wednesday trying to break down barriers of racism and prejudice by learning from each other.
The Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre in Regina was the site of a Stop Racism youth leadership workshop hosted by the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.
Victoria Florres has been part of this workshop for eight years, first as a student and now as a facilitator. She said programs like this one are particularly important now because schools in Saskatchewan are becoming a lot more multi-cultural with the influx of new immigrants.
Through student games and group discussions, Florres describes the workshop as a safe environment for kids to address issues of racism and discrimination from a friendly perspective. While racism is not always as blatant in today’s society as it has been in the past, Florres said it is still a major issue that we can’t ignore.
Read more: http://cjme.com/story/multicultural-council-saskatchewan-hosts-stop-racism-workshop/252545