Raise Your Hands Against Racism

PHOTO – SPICE RADIO VANCOUVER This March Raise Your Hands Against Racism with Spice Radio.

PHOTO – SPICE RADIO VANCOUVER
This March Raise Your Hands Against Racism with Spice Radio.

LEVEL 2

Spice Radio Vancouver 1200 AM is asking people around the world to raise their hands. They want you to show your hands in colour. They want to show that skin colour should not define or separate us.

Shushma Datt started it

Shushma Datt and friends started the event in 2015. The Hindu festival of Holi inspired her.

The festival of Holi celebrates spring. It is also called the festival of love.

The festival of Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It is popular with non-Hindus too.

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Education First Nations style

PHOTO - NICK PROCAYLO / VANCOUVER SUN Morning classes at Aboriginal Focus School in Vancouver

PHOTO – NICK PROCAYLO / VANCOUVER SUN
Classes at Aboriginal Focus School in Vancouver

LEVEL 3

Eighty children go to a special school in Vancouver. They learn in First Nations style.

The Aboriginal Focus School is the only one in Vancouver. Seventy of the students are aboriginal and 10 are not aboriginal. They have room for more students.

The school helps students develop cultural pride. Students learn about the values, experiences and histories of First Nations people. All the teachers are aboriginal.

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City of Richmond says signs in bus shelters must be in English

 

PHOTO – GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS / VANCOUVER SUN Chak Au is standing next to a bus shelter in Richmond. The sign is mostly printed in Chinese.

PHOTO – GRAEME WOOD / RICHMOND NEWS 
Chak Au is standing next to a bus shelter in Richmond. The sign is mostly printed in Chinese.

LEVEL 3

Bus shelters are good places to advertise. Signs in bus shelters advertise real estate, toothpaste, credit cards, beer, entertainment and more.

Most signs in bus shelters in Richmond are written in both Chinese and English. In 2015, 58% of sign permits were for “mixed language” signs.

Recently, Budweiser put up an ad that was all in Chinese. People complained. Budweiser took the sign down.

Chak Au is a city councillor in Richmond. He is concerned about the language on signs.

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