Racism

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "New Swimming Pool To Be City's Largest"
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A moment in history: June 22, 1953

On this day 69 years ago, the city was planning to build the largest outdoor pool in Edmonton. The proposed $150,000 project in the Mill Creek Ravine would create a large central pool and "a separate diving tank, a wading pool and a large sundeck," the Edmonton Journal noted at the time. But Mill Creek's connection with swimming in the city goes back far longer than the 1950s.

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Screenshots of the Allies app, with a map of Louise McKinney Park, a description of an incident where a senior Asian lady is being verbally harassed, and a number of people indicate they have arrived to help
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App aims to equip bystanders to respond to hate

An Edmonton-based developer is building an app to help bystanders respond appropriately to hate-motivated attacks. The Allies app allows users to send out a beacon if they are experiencing or witnessing a hate incident, alerting nearby users and helping to coordinate bystander intervention.

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A card reading "Racism is not a matter of opinion" and a sample text conversation calling attention to a racist message
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Stop Race-Based Hate aims to equip people to speak out about racism

The team behind a new anti-racism education tool hopes it will spur people's confidence to speak out about racism, as Edmonton prepares for another convoy of trucks to descend on the city in protest of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Smiling dancers with a drummer
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Uncovering deeper layers: Art projects funded to confront racism across the city

City council has approved close to $215,000 in grants for local non-profit and grassroots organizations to tackle racism — with more than a quarter of the funding going to arts-based projects or organizations.

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Top headlines include increased security at Edmonton transit stations, and a recent uptick in Alberta COVID-19 cases.

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Panel discussion to explore renaming public spaces, monuments in Edmonton
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Panel discussion to explore renaming public spaces, monuments in Edmonton

From statues and monuments to the names of sports teams, the world continues to grapple with whether controversial memorials should be removed or preserved. On Jan. 20, The Centre for Race and Culture (CFRAC) is turning the focus to Edmonton with a panel discussion about the lasting impact of the city's own problematic memorials.

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