Montrealers tackle racism, identity in weekend workshops
Participants say racism is more overt than before and now more people are aware of it
A series of workshops in Montreal this weekend focused on tough questions about racism and identity in Quebec.
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The president and co-founder of Québec inclusif, Émilie Nicolas, said that there is more overt hate in society than before.
"It's not about 'now.' It's a continuous work," said Haroun Bouazza. "Racism is changing, and the fight against racism should change also."
Roundtable discussions, workshops and panels allowed participants to share their feelings on the subject.
Rosa Pires said she's tired of people constantly asking her where she is from.
"We were born here," Pires said. "We are Quebecers, as everybody else. And we are excluded."