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Understanding Anti-Black Racism and How to Be an Ally


Join us for a panel discussion on anti-Black racism, notably how to address it and how to be an ally. Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister Ally for the UN Decade for People of African Descent, will deliver the opening remarks. Our subject matter experts will address the historical Black experience in Canada and talk about current experiences within the federal public service and how you can make a difference.

Video: Understanding Anti-Black Racism and How to Be an Ally

Opening remarks

Bill Matthews, Deputy Minister, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and Deputy Receiver General for Canada


  • Isaac Saney, Director, Transition Year Program and University Teaching Fellow, Black Studies, Dalhousie University
  • Patricia Harewood, Legal Officer (In-house counsel), Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Hantz Prosper, Senior Director, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada


Nathalie Laviades-Jodouin, Director General, Respectful and Inclusive Workplace, Canada School of Public Service

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