Human Rights in a time of Covid-19 – A National Conversation with the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Dr. Vibe
The UNDPAD Push Coalition in partnership with Dr. Vibe is holding a national call on the human rights implications of the emergency measures put in place to address the Covid-19 pandemic in Canada. The Zoom video call will take place on Friday May 1, at 6pm Eastern time.
Our special guest will be Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission who will be in conversation with Dr. Vibe and members of our African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities across the country.
Over these past weeks, there have been questions raised after municipalities, provinces and the federal government put these emergency measures in place to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Are these measures having a disproportionate impact on Black, racialized and marginalized communities?
Is monitoring in place to determine the societal impacts of these measures on our citizens?
How can people raise concerns if these measures do that a disproportionate impact on ACB and other racialized communities?
What can people do if they feel they have been the targets of racially motivated attacks during the pandemic?