We are saddened and stand with our Indigenous sisters and brothers as they grieve yet another atrocity. 751 unmarked graves of lives gone without a proper and respectful burial. And we are left to ask – how can this happen? Children stolen from their families suffered unspeakable atrocities right until the bitter end. The grim discovery of 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Residential School in Saskatchewan opens old wounds that have barely begun to heal in the Indigenous community with the recent discovery of 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops, British Columbia.
We know these lives and the 4100 other children recognized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as having died in residential schools is only just the beginning of the truth. We know it speaks to the systemic racism endured under the residential school system and the intergenerational trauma left behind.
ACCT Foundation & ACT2endracism joins the collective effort calling on the Government of Canada to work towards true reconciliation beyond words and empty land acknowledgements to be replaced with real action to dismantle barriers for racialized Canadians. We ask that all Canadians wear an orange shirt and begin the uncomfortable discussions on racism and how we can be better as individuals and as a country.
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Find comic strips, cue cards and other anti-racism education resources by ACCT and other organizations here.
Celebrate and Nominate
Honour Asian Canadian Workers who contribute to our safety and necessities during this difficult time of COVID-19.
June 8, 2021 – Act2endracism is appalled and saddened by the premeditated hit and run murders that devastated a family in London, Ontario. A family is broken only because of their faith, and a boy is forever without his family and we as a global community must speak out.
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May 20, 2021 – Act2endracism launches a video campaign to counteract disinformation and misinformation. The campaign is sparked by escalating numbers of anti-Asian attacks globally.
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Spotlight on Our Dedicated Asian Canadian Essential Workers
We want to celebrate the efforts of Samantha Hung. She continues to work on the front lines with Calgary’s vulnerable during this pandemic. While others are focused on their families, she is committed to keeping an at risk population, safe. Samantha is a great Canadian with a big heart. She was nominated by a close friend as someone to be recognized during Asian Heritage Month for her community service.
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Public Awareness Campaign on Racism and Mental Health
ACT2endracism Video Movement
Join our movement and call to action by submitting video. Our community is worried about escalating anti-Asian sentiment as our respective economies gradually open up. We encourage you to be creative. Our messages are directed at stopping racism to inform and empower. Keep your video short, under 60 seconds. Introduce yourself, why you support anti-racism efforts. To share your story, please send us an email so that we can arrange to have your video sent to us.
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ACT or Asian Canadians Together is a coalition of citizens and community groups concerned about rising and escalating anti-Asian sentiment. We are committed to providing support to the community and addressing Covid-19 related racism by providing recommendations to institutions on how to tackle systemic racism. You can help by joining our network. Benefits include notifications of new resource materials to share with community.