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PROCLAMATION: Day of Action Against Asian Racism

May 10, 2021

PROCLAMATION - North Grenville Day of Action Against Asian Racism

Whereas, anti-Asian racism and hatred have always existed and has become heightened around the world during times of crisis; and

Whereas, intimidation, threats, harassment, and assaults against Asian residents create a culture of fear and violence; and

Whereas, the Municipality of North Grenville recognizes the responsibility of all community members in creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming municipality by acknowledging and confronting racism when and where it occurs; and

Whereas, the Municipality of North Grenville is committed to preventing, countering, and mitigating hatred and stands in solidarity against racism; and

Whereas, every resident in North Grenville deserves safe public spaces without the fear of discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability; and

Whereas, the Municipality of North Grenville condemns all forms of racism and is working to increase public awareness of racism and to provide tools for anti-racism education;

Therefore, the Council of the Municipality of North Grenville, does hereby proclaim May 10, 2021, as ‘Day of Action Against Anti-Asian Racism in North Grenville.’