Bringing Racial Justice to Local Democracy

How can communities and local politics work together to address issues of systemic racism? What policies can be advanced at the local level to further racial justice? What is the role for allies in positions of power?

The Broadbent Institute and Organize BC are pleased to be partnering to host this dynamic panel of racialized candidates who have put their names forward to run for office in the upcoming local elections. This event will provide space for candidates and the public to engage in open dialogue about the realities of systemic racism, it’s intersection with electoral politics, how we can tackle it as a community, and how we can better support candidates who are experiencing it and speaking out against it.






The SFU Harbour Center is accessible to everyone with mobility difficulties, and hallways and doors have sufficient room for maneuverability.

Washrooms are gendered, and some are wheelchair accessible.

We also encourage all those attending to refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event in consideration of scent allergies.


We want to acknowledge that our event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.


September 19, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8pm
SFU Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, in the Segal Room

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