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How Do We Address Racism in Our Communities?
Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership presents Virtual Community Dialogue Series on Racism.

In this dialogue, join our guest speakers, Dr. Ismaël Traoré and Priscilla Omulo to learn about how we can address racism in our communities through allyship.

Jul 20, 2020 06:00 PM in Vancouver

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Dr. Ismaël Traoré
Dr. Ismaël Traoré is a racial diversity, equity and inclusion educator, researcher and specialist. At the heart of his work is cultural and organizational change through evidence-based practices. He is interested in issues of power and privilege, cultural competency, and multicultural organizational development. Dr. Traoré has co-produced a documentary with Dr. Lisa Watt titled “Hamilton’s Ugly Underbelly: Racism” (2015). This educational film documents contemporary forms of racism, activism, and community healing in Hamilton, Ontario. Ismaël has taught at the University of British Columbia, McMaster University, and Okanagan College. He completed his dissertation in 2017, in which he explored the antiracism practices and perspectives of 41 white allies in Southern Ontario. In his previous role at UBC, he led a program that convenes diverse stakeholders to respond to pressing social issues and contribute to social change.
Priscilla Omulo
My name is Priscilla Omulo. I am from Tsartlip First Nation and currently I am a visitor on Kwikwetlem territory. My education is in Psychology, Mental Health and Addictions. I have worked in transition houses, youth shelters, as an addictions counselor, foster parent support, outreach counselor & much more. In 2018 I was a candidate in the Port Coquitlam municipal election for city council. In 2019 I was recognized by the TriCities Women’s Collaborative Hub and honoured an award for Indigenous Leadership. My work has changed directions from frontline into facilitation within the last year and I am humbled and honoured to be facilitating workshops and hosting events that highlight ways to address racism, form allyship, and work towards decolonization and Indigenous ReconciliACTION!