Multiculturalism series aimed to educate the Tri-Cities on B.C.’s diversity
September 28, 2021
B.C. shares a rich history of diversity and multiculturalism.
In an effort to share that history, the Coquitlam Public Library has been granted funding from the province to host a five-part speaker series to educate interested residents and how to better understand the struggles of everyday society.
Called ‘Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in B.C.,’ each 90-minute session will focus on a particular cultural group, starting with the Kwikwetlem First Nation and Indigenous Peoples.
A synopsis explains topics of discussion — which will be followed by audience participation and questions. They include personal testimonies, the legal rights Indigenous Peoples had, the discrimination they faced, residential schools and their lasting impacts.
The first session is scheduled for Oct. 6 and can be attended in-person or online.