WINNIPEG — The City of Winnipeg is launching a new effort to combat racism in the city.
Anti-Racism Week will be held March 21-27, 2021 and is bring organized by the city and its community partners.
“As a city, we understand the negative impact of racism cannot be eradicated if we do not acknowledge it exists,” Mayor Brian Bowman said in a written statement.
“We all have [a] role to play when it come [sic] to the eliminating racism, and the city is proud and honoured to [have] partnered with so many outstanding community organizations to put this week together.”
The theme of Anti-Racism Week is “What would Winnipeg look like without racism?”
The event will kick off virtually on March 21 at 2 p.m. to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. A number of initiatives are being organized for that week, in the hopes of starting a city-wide conversation exploring ways to identify and eliminate systemic racism.