Annual George Floyd Memorial Lecture (Social Justice Action Day) AND Develop a Corporate Strategy for your Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) program

May 25, 2022 08:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Two years 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. 
It was so horrific and graphic that ethnic groups came together and marched together for social justice. 
Organizations decided to enhance 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 their staff. 
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. 
A recent report about the shooting of Black people by the police in the US indicates that at least 1,068 people have been killed by police since the death of George Floyd.
Proportionally, the number is not different in Canada, with a jaw-dropping increase in the incarceration of Black people in Canada – about four times the percentage of their population.
But, as Martin Luther King Jr. affirmed in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, There is Hope for a Brighter Tomorrow.
For a TV interview about the unfortunate state of affairs in this matter, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqgUG3CFV1w“I was struck by his presence, enthusiasm and the electricity he brought to the room. He walks and manages a fine line of being inspirational, provocative, humorous, passionate and purely entertaining. His experiences and wisdom are evident in his remarks. He compliments you and challenges you in the same sentence. He takes you on a journey of emotions that invokes laughter, deep thinking, reflection, and pride, and leaves you wanting more.” – Mark Cummings, President/CEO, Scotia Bank Life Insurance CLICK HERE NOW TO REGISTER FOR 2ND ANNUAL GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL LECTURE (SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION DAY) 

To register for the upcoming George Floyd Memorial Lecture, visit www.canadiancongressondiversity.ca These are some of the critical conversations we will be having at the George Floyd Memorial Lecture – the sensitive conversations that must continue until we are all free from inequitable justice are:
 1) Strategic changes in societal and corporate systems, culture, policies, and management to advance the cause for social justice.
 2) The impact of George Floyd’s murder on the status quo in the power blocs of Canada and all nations. 
 3) Some of the judicial, academic, economic, corporate, religious, social, and societal changes to protect historically oppressed people in Canada and around the globe.
 4) How we got here as a people and how can we move forward as a people regardless of our ethnicity.
 5) Some of the strategic, spiritual, systematic, and social solutions to eliminate systemic racism and other social justice issues so that Black and Indigenous People can breathe.
 6) How to rally together to stand up for social justice and the protection of Black Lives from undue killings.
 7) Tips, tools and techniques to deal with racialized and prejudicial thoughts based on the fear of being among peers, neighbourhoods and people who do not look, talk, think, pray, or love as you do.
8)The path to the overdue Recognition, Justice, and Development of People of African descent, in line with the three pillars of the International Decade of People of African descent.

To register for the upcoming George Floyd Memorial Lecture, visit www.canadiancongressondiversity.ca 

Simply respond to this email or send one to chrissy@canadiancongressondiversity.ca.
You may also call her at +1-604-992-3835.
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I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history.  
I refuse to accept the idea that the ‘isness’ of man’s present nature makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal “oughtness” that forever confronts him.
I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsom in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him.   
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. 
I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction.  
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.
I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. 

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