Night of poetry held to combat racism and hate

The issues of racism, hate, and discrimination have the potential to be hurtful and emotionally traumatic.

Abbotsford Community Services along with four Kwantlen Bachelor in Science of Nursing students have organized an event in Langley to raise awareness of racism and hate.

The goal is to create a space that allows for better understanding despite people’s differences and to raise awareness, so that those who participate will come away with a greater understanding of personal struggle.

The hope is that this event will create dialogue as well as help prevent the bullying and discrimination that can occur.

All community members are invited to the event, called OARH Open Mic Night: A Night to End Racism and Hate. Participants will hear about the various experiences of people who have been victimized as well as those who wish to raise awareness of the issue through poetry, music and stories.

What: OARH Open Mic Night: A Night to End Racism and Hate

When: Thursday, March 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: McBurney Coffee and Tea House, 20504 Fraser Hwy.

Call: 604-514-1144

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Raymond Caissie charged in Vermeersch murder
TransLink gets $47 million
B.C. mulls joining Kinder Morgan pipeline hearing
Grandmother outraged at visit by anti-terrorist unit
Burglar gets into brawl with tenant
Still no answers for mom mourning loss of baby daughter
Team Burnaby announces Tom Tao as mayoralty candidate
District gives half-million for new UFV program
Qayqayt opens its doors

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.