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Anti-Black Racism Statement

A message from Durham Children’s Aid Society and the Office of Equity, Communications and Community Partnership

Durham CAS stands in solidarity with the Black community of Canada and the world. Collectively we pledge to advocate and agitate for racial equity, social justice and humanity.

We maintain that zero tolerance for violence in all its manifestations of direct, systemic and cultural oppression and in the form of anti-Black racism is a matter of respect for human rights.

Durham CAS Community Advisory Council Statement

Our Canadian history speaks of the brutal transplantation of bodies in the legacy that is Black Enslavement; the continued strength and resiliency of Black Peoples to advocate, overcome and rise above oppression and recognizes Resolution 68/237 of the United Nations 2014 Declaration of the decade for people of African descent and their right to recognition, justice and development.