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Conversations on Anti-Racism: Day 2

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism, will take place virtually on March 14 to 18, 2022.

Tuesday’s event will include:

Speaker: Candace Knoll, Member of USW 1944 and of the New Westminster & District Labour Council

Theme: Importance of Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice from a Systems Change Lens

Moderator: Navreen Gill, Co-Chair BIPT/Burnaby LIP

Time: 9:30–11:30 am

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More about the speaker, Candace Knoll

Candace is a Life Member of ITC, (International Training in Communications) and a Past President of the Pacific Northwest Region.  She achieved her SC (Skilled Communicator) status and is a Certified Trainer in Public Speaking. Candace placed 3rd in the International Speech Contest in 2013 and has been part of the communications training team for the Miss BC Pageant for over 10 years.  She also conducted the public speaking training and was the Pageant Emcee for Miss Africa Vancouver in 2017.

Candace is a member of the United Steel Workers Local 1944 Unit 51, a Past Chair, a Shop Steward, a Councillor, member of the Local Civil and Human Rights, and Bargaining Committees, as well as a member of the United Steel Workers National Anti-Racism Working Group.

She is a New West & District Labour Council Delegate, a former Board member, a Political Action Committee member, a Joy Langdan, Women in Leadership Scholarship recipient and a 2020 Elsie Award Winner. Candace has over 20 years of extensive labour training.

As Treasurer for the National Congress of Black Women Foundation, and a member of Anti-Racism Coalition of Vancouver, Candace is passionate about taking the skills she’s attained to educate and promote advancement for the betterment of her community by re-establishing the JR. Black Achievement Awards.

More about Conversations on Anti-Racism Week

We are excited to announce a new event: Conversations on Anti-Racism, a week of meaningful dialogue around anti-racism.

Featuring a diverse list of influential voices, Conversations on Anti-Racism is a week-long online series focused on challenging racism through meaningful dialogue. From March 14 to 18, you will hear from a variety of guest speakers, each presenting on different topic under the theme of anti-racism. Join us, in partnership with Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership, Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table and North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership, will be hosting a week of virtual discussions focused on the different aspects of anti-racism. Each event will feature a guest speaker and time for questions and answers overseen by a moderator. Join us for what is sure to be a week of impactful discourse

You can find the full schedule below.

Full Schedule of Events

Monday, March 14

9:15–11:30 am*

Theme: Indigenous Cultural Safety

Speaker: Len Pierre, Katzie Nation

Moderator: Charlene Seward

*The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to an Indigenous welcome presentation.

Tuesday, March 15

9:30–11:30 am

Theme: Importance of Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice from a Systems Change Lens

Speaker: Candace Knoll,

Moderator: Navreen Gill, Co-Chair BIPT/Burnaby LIP

Wednesday, March 16

11 am – 1 pm

Theme: Zero Racism, Zero Oppression

Moderator: Yara Younis, Project Manager, SFU RADIUS Refugee Livelihood Lab

Thursday, March 17

9:30–11:00 am

Theme #1: White Fragility and White Moderacy

Speakers: Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility,  and Dr. June Francis, Special Advisor to SFU President on Anti-Racism

11:10–12:30 pm

Theme #2: Anti-Racism Programs and Projects

Moderator: Sangeeta Subramanian, Chetana Consulting

Friday, March 18

9:30–11:30 am

Theme: Anti-Racism from the Leaders of Christianism, Buddhism and Islam

Speakers: Tariq Tyab and Yusuf Siraj, of Foundation for a Path Forward

Moderator: TBD


March 15
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Surrey LIP
 North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership
Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table
Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership