Caravan promotes diversity

Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast communities are taking the fight against racism on the road with the Diversity Caravan.

For three months this summer, two youths will travel around the Island and Sunshine Coast, attending local events and bringing activities with a message of understanding and inclusiveness to communities.

Caravan activities include short workshops, skills training, arts-based projects, and plenty of conversation and idea-sharing on how to combat racism and hate in neighbourhoods and communities.

This project is organized by the Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast Regional Network of Communities Organizing Against Racism and Hate, which includes Nanaimo, Campbell River, Willow Point, Black Creek, Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Royston, Powell River, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Duncan, Roberts Creek, Gibsons and Sechelt.

The network is looking for two skilled youth facilitators to run the caravan. Applications are due May 13 at 9 a.m. to Terre Flower at tflower@cvims.org. A complete job description is available at www.cjc-comoxvalley.com/cirp/summerjob.html.

 

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