More than 100 high school students and educators were part of an event last Wednesday that focused on one vital issue: racism.
The Stop Racism Youth Leadership workshop took place in Regina, giving Saskatchewan youth an opportunity to learn skills in order to build inclusive communities.
Rhonda Rosenberg is the executive director of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan.
She says student gatherings like this are critical in recognizing and rejecting racism, as it starts the conversation around sensitive issues.
“(The students and educators) are able to understand and analyze their own experiences with racism, and then they can start to look for solutions,” explained Rosenberg. “The activities that we do together are ones that they can facilitate, so this is a starting point.”
Participants also learned about the Truth and Reconciliation recommendations as laid out by the federal government.
Rosenberg says the goal of the workshop is for those in attendance to take their knowledge back to their respective schools and communities.