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Source: University of Toronto

Racial profiling to be hot topic at Hot Talks

November 10, 2006

Hart House-sponsored panel discussion to be hosted Nov. 14 Nov 10/06 by Michah Rynor (about) (email)

A panel discussion on racial profiling will deal with the roots, character and impact of this phenomenon in an age of heightened security concerns on Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle as part of the Hot Talks @ Hart House discussion series.

The panel, moderated by Nouman Ashraf, director of the anti-racism and cultural diversity office, will include U of T professor Scott Wortley, criminology; Nazim Baksh, CBC journalist and a fellow at Massey College at U of T; and Sri-Guggan Sri-Skanda-Rajah, president of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, along with various community and student panellists. This free event is staged by Hart House and the university's anti-racism and cultural diversity office in partnership with the African, Black, Muslim, Somali and Tamil students' associations. Refreshments and an opportunity to network and plan future projects will be held from 8 to 9 p.m.

"The University of Toronto believes firmly in exploring the variety of ways in which our diverse communities articulate their lived experiences," said Ashraf, "and this forum will serve to bring together academic experts, community activists and student leaders to reflect upon the role of education in ameliorating systemic issues that affect multiple communities."


Nouman Ashraf, Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, 416-978-1259; e-mail:



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