Anti-Racism Youth Leaders Empowered by Scholarships

Anti-Racism Youth Leaders Empowered by Scholarships

August 13, 2007

Young leaders in high-needs communities united in the fight against racism are being honoured with scholarships to recognize their work and enable them to pursue post-secondary education that would otherwise be unavailable to them. A new Youth-led Community development fund will also be announced � the "Less Talk, More Action" Fund.

Winners� initiatives include establishing a student help line; establishing Hood In Action, a youth-led anti-racism group that looked at police complaints; a campaign that successfully ensured a fellow student was not deported; and, developing the "Taste of Islam" event to eliminate misunderstandings of Islam and Muslims.

This event will be attended by the six scholarship winners, Derek Ballantyne, CEO, Mayor David Miller, Kevin Lee, Executive Director of Scadding Court Community Centre, Dr. John Ralston Saul, Former Chief Justice Roy McMurtry and the Honourable Bill Graham, MP.

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