135 Calgarians Will Speak Out About Racism In The City This Week At A Public Hearing
Over 70,000 people signed a petition to make this happen.
On Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8 there will be a public hearing on systemic racism in Calgary. It will kick off at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday and can be accessed digitally.
The public hearing follows a massive petition with over 70,000 signatures demanding that systemic racism in Calgary be discussed in a setting like this.
Community members have signed up to share their experiences with racism in the city.
According to an update from the Ward 9 Community in Calgary, the hearing will include a word from Mayor Nenshi and a critical discussion from a diverse panel.
Following the panel, the floor will be open for civilians to speak, everyone will have about five minutes.
To access the hearing, you can tune in to the City's live stream.