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LOYALIST COLLEGE TO HOST STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RACISM WEB FORUM

September 08, 2020

Loyalist College invites all members of the Bay of Quinte community to join us for a Standing Together Against Racism Web Forum this Thursday, September 10 at 1 pm.

Loyalist College is committed to creating a welcoming environment in which everyone feels safe and cared for. Our core values include inclusivity, caring and accountability; these fundamental beliefs guide our collective actions and are ones we aspire to instil in our students and each other.

As a change agent, the College has a moral purpose to condemn racism of any kind and build capacity to work collaboratively on campus and with community partners to generate positive actions, solutions and impact.

This event creates an opportunity for us to come together to listen, reflect and share. By learning from each other’s perspectives, we can each do our part in cultivating our own mindfulness and awareness while working together to actively remove systemic barriers and direct change on our campus, in our community and beyond.

What: Standing Together Against Racism Web Forum
When: Thursday, September 10, 2020, 1 – 2:30 pm
Panelists:

  • Dr. Aruna Alexander, Founding President of the United Nations Association, Quinte Branch; Minister with The United Church of Canada for 30 years in the Quinte region
  • Georgina Thompson, Loyalist College Nursing Graduate
  • Orlando Ferro, Executive Director of Quinte Immigration Services
  • Sydney Jarvis, Loyalist College Social Service Worker Graduate 

Where: Online via Zoom
Registration: https://bit.ly/3lB44pB

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2017-18 Loyalist graduates, 88.5 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through LoyalistFocus.com, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit YoureGoingPlaces.com.

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistcollege.com, 613-969-1913, ext. 2536

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