Province creates new Anti-Racism Table
Danté Bazard, provincial anti-racism policy advisor, will begin working with Island residents facing systemic discrimination to drive change in Prince Edward Island through the new Anti-Racism Table beginning September 20, 2021.
Following the global Black Lives Matter movement, the Black Cultural Society’s petition calling on government to address systemic racism, as well as the important advocacy work of various Island equity-seeking community organizations, the Province has established a new committee dedicated to addressing systemic racism in Prince Edward Island.
"I really look forward to moving the dial on anti-racism work with government and the Anti-Racism Table,” said Danté Bazard, Prince Edward Island’s anti-racism policy advisor. “We are at a pivotal time in history that calls on us to rethink what needs to be done to address injustices in our systems. Being an active member of the community is certainly one way we can drive change; however, we need an increased representation in executive positions to address the systemic needs of the growing diverse population in Prince Edward Island. It is an honour to serve in this new position with the Executive Council Office as the provincial anti-racism policy advisor. Together, with our shared goals, I am feeling very optimistic of where things are headed with the provincial government and in Prince Edward Island.”
Islanders interested in effecting changes to the education, justice, health systems, or advancing legislation and policy related to employment opportunities, social or housing programs and services are encouraged to submit their application to the Anti-Racism Table through the Engage PEI process.