The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) has selected Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM) to hold a local consultation on systemic discrimination and racism in the cultural and media sector. DAM will hold this consultation with Culture Montréal, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), and Espace Nodal.
The consultation will be held in both official languages and will take the form of two types of activities between November 3 and 8. This will encourage all cultural and media stakeholders to voice their opinions. The activities will include public hearings (Nov. 8) and closed discussion groups (Nov. 3-7) to provide a safe space for testimonies. It will also be possible to post anonymous testimonies on the CDPDJ website.
Racialized English-speaking artists, cultural workers, media professionals, students, cultural development stakeholders, and citizens are welcome and encouraged to contribute their stories. Please consult the call for participation for more information. The deadline to register is October 29.
For more information:
Other ways to participate:
- If you wish to participate online, please wait until the CDPDJ online platform opens in the coming days. The platform will be accessible at http://www.cdpdj.qc.ca/en/consultation-2017/Pages/default.aspx
- If you live outside Montreal, you may participate in a local consultation in your region. To find out which organization is leading activities near to you, please consult http://www.cdpdj.qc.ca/en/consultation-2017/Pages/organismes.aspx
Read DAM’s press release here.