Anti-Hate Conversation Series

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About the Anti-Hate Community Leaders’ Group

CASSA, currently led by a visibly Muslim female Executive Director, decided to bring together community leaders in the Greater Toronto Area in response to the devastating Christchurch Mosque Shooting in New Zealand to take preliminary action in ensuring events like this never happen (again) in this country.  With a call out that went to 50 different community leaders and organizational leaders in Toronto, Peel region, York region, and Durham region. Approximately 40+ organizations came together to form the Anti-Hate Community Leaders’ Group. Since initiation, however, the group has expanded and includes organizations from across Canada.

The group has six mandate areas for tackling hate:

  1. Legal Tools and Legislation
  2. Social Media and Online Strategies
  3. Education Tools for Children
  4. Inter-faith Dialogue and Supports
  5. Political Engagement
  6. Media Engagement

About the Anti-Hate Conversation Series

The Anti-Hate Conversation Series is a Facebook live series turned podcast that aims to spread awareness on current hate-related and social justice issues by inviting speakers to provide insights into the underlying causes and next steps for these issues.

Episodes are released biweekly on Spotify and Google Podcasts and consist of questions from the host, Maryam Faisal, CASSA’s Anti-Hate Initiatives Project Manager, pertaining to the weekly topics and responses from the guest speakers.

Discussion Topics

  • Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19
  • State of Islamophobia
  • Rise of White Supremacy and the Far-Right
  • Anti-Black Racism in Healthcare
  • Sexism and Misogyny in Racialized Communities
  • Antisemitism
  • Anti-Indigenous Racism
  • Addressing Homophobia, and many others

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