Media Advisory - Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario to release Report of
the Task Force on Campus Racism

TORONTO, March 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario will release the Final Report of the Task Force on Campus Racism on Monday, March 22 at 12:00 p.m, one day after the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Task Force investigated racism on college and university campuses across Ontario and recommended strategies to combat racism within the post-secondary education sector.

Upon conclusion of the 17 hearings on 14 campuses and the compilation of Task Force participant statements, Task Force members identified four major themes within the report: individual and systemic racism in campus life, institutional racism in hiring and curriculum, institutional racism in university policy and governance and systemic racism in the broader society.

The Final Report of the Task Force on Campus Racism will be released online at www.noracism.ca.

    
    DATE:     Monday, March 22, 2010

    TIME:     12:00 p.m.

    PLACE:    Student Centre, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto

    SPEAKERS:
              -  Hamid Osman, Ontario National Executive Representative,
                 Canadian Federation of Students
              -  Sandy Hudson, President, University of Toronto Students'
                 Union
              -  Hildah Otieno, Services Coordinator, Canadian Federation of
                 Students-Ontario
    

The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario unites more than 300,000 college and university students at 37 students' unions across the province.

SOURCE Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario

For further information: For further information: Hamid Osman, Ontario National Executive Representative, (416) 925-3825 or (647) 448-2823; Joel Duff, Organiser, (416) 925-3825


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