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Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society to host anti-racism forum

Ravi Saxena is the new executive director of the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society in Prince George. He succeeds founder Baljit Sethi who was asked to retire earlier this year.
Ravi Saxena

The Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George (IMSS) will be hosting an Anti-Racism Forum on February 10, at the House of Ancestors, 355 Vancouver Street.

The forum will bring together community leaders to discuss the impact of racism and discrimination in our society and the solutions.

“We believe that it is important to have these conversations and work together to create a more just and equitable world,” said Ravi Saxena, Executive Director of IMSS. The forum will feature keynote speaker Kasari Govender, BC Human Rights Commissioner, as well as a panel discussion with local activists and community leaders. “We’re excited to bring together such a diverse group of people to discuss these important issues,” said Mr. Saxena. “We hope that this forum will be the start of a larger conversation and lead to real change in our community.”

Mayor Simon Yu and Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, will be speaking at the event as well.

Panelists (by alphabetical order): Matt Baker (President, North Central Labour Council); Linda Boni (Project Coordinator, The Circle of French Canadians of Prince George); Bobby Deepak (Lawyer, North Labour Law Corp); Dawn Hemingway (Professor Emerita, UNBC); Teresa Madill (Director, Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society); Cathy Mackay (CEO, EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.); Joshua Seymour (Councillor, L’Heidli T’enneh First Nation); Quynlan Young (CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce)

It is open to the public by prior registration. For those interested in attending, please register by emailing Ravi Saxena, Executive Director, at on or before noon, Friday, February 9.

IMSS of Prince George is a non-profit community serving agency providing settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees in Prince George and northern British Columbia. It strives to promote multiculturalism and racial harmony and to eliminate racism in the pursuit of equality and social justice for all Canadians.








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