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Durham holding town hall to combat racism

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

DURHAM: The Region of Durham is holding a virtual town hall event regarding anti-Black racism. The event will be held on Thursday, August 6th, starting at 6:30 p.m. “No form of racism is acceptable. Yet we know that people continue to experience unfair treatment because of the colour of their skin or their cultural background; some more frequently than others,” read a press release from the Region of Durham. Panelists for the event include: motivational speaker Sean Mauricette, former MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Youth Justice Division of the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services David Mitchell and the incoming President for Durham College’s Black Student Success Network Ann Marie Morrison. Regional Chair John Henry and Durham Region police Chief Paul Martin are also expected to take part in the discussion. People can pre-register to take part in this event by going online to The town hall will be streamed online, at

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