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Province seeks 'champions of multiculturalism, anti-racism'

Know someone who's fought against racism in your community?
The province is looking for individuals and organizations that fight racism and strengthen multiculturalism.

Know someone who's fought against racism in your community?

How about an organization that's brought multiculturalism to the forefront?

The Province of B.C. is looking for nominations for their Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Awards; there are five awards in three categories:

  • Intercultural Trust Awards (2): for those who build intercultural trust and understanding.
  • Breaking Barriers Awards (2): for those who break down systemic racism and help marginalized communities.
  • Emerging Leader Award (1): for a youth or young adult (15–30) who's building intercultural trust or tackling racism.

The awards, which have been around since 2008, have gone to people like Farid Rohani, who helped found the Laurier Institution and Spice Radio for their Raise Your Hands Against Racism.

Award winners get a plaque. The winner of the Emerging Leader Award will also get $5,000 to donate to a related cause.

Nominations start today and wrap up Feb. 22. The awards will be awarded during an online awards ceremony in late March as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).