School board seeks information on anti-racism strategy

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The Greater Essex County District School Board is working on developing a strategy against black racism.

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The board has formed an Anti-Black Racism Steering Committee comprised of members of the local black community who will help guide the work of an outside consultant who has been hired and will consult with area students, staff, and school communities.

Tana Turner of Turner Consulting Group will also conduct an online survey to gather information that will help form a series of recommendations for the board.

Members of the Windsor-Essex Black Council are “pleased” that the board is conducting a “system-wide review of employee and student experiences” as it addresses anti-black racism in public schools. said Leslie McCurdy, president of the Windsor-Essex Black Council.

“We hope to remain committed as a collective and as members of the Steering Committee Against Black Racism to ensure that this work is done in a way that protects our community while revealing our truth,” he said.

The online survey is open until December 17 and is available at . Individuals can also register to participate in group conversations by contacting Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury at 519-255-3200, ext. 10224.

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