A year ago, the world was shocked by the live transmission of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of some police officers in the US, sparking the largest and most unified quest for social justice in the world.
Ethnic groups came together and marched together for social justice.
Organizations decided to review their policies and cultures to become more diverse, inclusive & equitable.
Governments started to pay attention to their policies and the distribution of wealth and knowledge.
People in positions of authority started to consider diversity training for themselves and staff.
But today, despite the guilty verdict of the police officer, many black lives are still being lost to police brutality in Canada, the US and all over the world due to racism and discrimination.
What is more, incidences of hate have increased in communities like the Asian, Jewish and Indigenous.
Therefore, it is time for the Largest Convention of Social Justice Advocates, Diversity Consultants & Community, Corporate, Religious, Academic & Political Leaders United Against Racism and Discrimination to discuss the way forward.
How has the murder of George impacted the status quo in the power blocs of all nations?
What are the judicial, academic, economic, corporate, religious, social and societal changes to protect minoritized people and avoid a George-Floyd situation in Canada and around the world?
How did we as a people get here and how can we move forward as a people?
What are the strategic, spiritual, systematic and social solutions to eliminate systemic racism and other social justice issues so that as Black and Indigenous People, “we can breathe”?
The George Floyd Memorial Lecture is an open forum of a diverse group of participants, with a cross-section of over a thousand participants – made up of students, workers, community advocates, entrepreneurs and even policy and decision-makers in the government and corporations.
Register and invite others to join the conversation