On behalf of the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat, we are pleased to invite you to the “Building Allyship & Safer Communities” virtual discussion taking place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. This event is part of a series of discussions taking place throughout the month of May to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in a dedicated effort to shine a spotlight on current issues to reflect the lived experiences of peoples of Asian descent in Canada.

This year, Asian Heritage Month comes at a crucial moment where anti-Asian racism is on the rise, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In alignment with the 2021 Asian Heritage Month theme “Recognition, Resilience & Resolve,” this discussion will focus on the ways in which racialized communities, Indigenous Peoples, religious minorities, organizations, leaders and individuals across sectors can better understand the role and impact of allyship in addressing anti-Asian racism within our society and especially in the context of COVID-19.

This session will aim to put forward and discuss progressive ideas, actions and resources that will create further alignments between Indigenous, Black, racialized and religious minority organizations toward enhancing safety and wellbeing for Asian communities and other communities and peoples with lived experience of racism.

During this 90-minute virtual event, participants will hear from community leaders, view an artistic performance, and a moderated discussion, where attendees can respond to the panel.

To participate:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.


When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Topic:   Building Allyship & Safer Communities

To register to the event, click on this link.


A confirmation email including the link to access the session will be sent to you shortly after your registration.


Accessibility option: Simultaneous Interpretation, Captioning and Sign Language services, in English and French, will be available at the event.


You will find in the attachment a Guide to using the Zoom application.

Should you have any questions about this event, please contact us via email.

We look forward to counting you among us on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.