Let’s talk! Islamophobia, racial and religious justice and more with Professor Khaled Beydoun

Prof. Khaled Beydoun will discuss the Muslim Ban and the emergence of Legal Islamophobia. Prof. Beydoun argues that Legal Islamophobia is facilitated by legal and political baselines – deeply embedded in legal, media, and political institutions – that frame Islam as un-American, and Muslims as presumptive national security threats. Its spread is further facilitated by modern law and policy that marks Islam as an extremist ideology that spawns “radicalization”.

Professor Khaled Beydoun is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and affiliated faculty at the UC-Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation. Professor Beydoun is an active public intellectual. In addition to his regular commentary in AlJazeera English, Professor Beydoun’s insight has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Time, Salon, and ESPN; and television and radio news programming including CNN, the BBC, Fox, NBC and ABC News.

The conversation will be moderated by Nigel Barriffe – President of Urban Alliance of Race Relations.

Friday, April 7th, 2017


Centre of Social Innovation (Annex)
720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R5

Whole Conversations with Professor Khaled Beydoun- April 7th

Annual General Meeting & Public Forum to Recognize The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

When: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Where: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

Annual General Meeting 6:00 – 6:50pm

Public Forum in partnership with the Toronto and York Region Labour Council

UNITE to STOP HATE 7:00 – 9:00pm


Catherine Brooks, Indigenous Elder

Imam Ibrahim Hindy, Imam, Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre

Anthony Morgan, Lawyer and advocate

Kristyn Wong-Tam, Toronto City Councillor

Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress

Nigel Barriffe, President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations


Moyo Rainos Mutamba

ECHO Women’s Choir with Annabelle Chvostek

TC3 Drummers

RSVP for the AGM: yumei@urbanalliance.ca or call 416-703-6607 Ext. 0

#UNITEtostophate      #Iwillresist            #IDERD2017

RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unite-to-stop-hate-tickets-32272472835

UARR Human Rights Forum: Gender, Carding & Racial Profiling- December 8th, 2016

Thursday, December 8th
from 6pm to 8pm
OISE, Room 2212 ¶ 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

A panel of legal experts and human rights advocates will discuss the current status of carding in the city and the impact of racial profiling on racialized women and gender diverse people.

· ANDREA ANDERSON, Doctoral Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School
· FATHIMA CADER, Public Interest Lawyer
· LAURIE HERMISTON, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto
· KING, Coordinator of Black Queer Youth at Sherbourne Health Centre
· NANA YANFUL, Human Rights Lawyer and Racial Justice Advocate

BRITTANY ANDREW-AMOFAH, Public and Community Affairs Commentator

FREE EVENT ($5 suggested donation)

For accommodation please contact: info@urbanalliance.ca


This event is sponsored by the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at University of Toronto


Opening of Hubbard Park honouring William Peyton Hubbard, Toronto’s first Black City Alderman

Councillor Paula Fletcher, the Urban Alliance on Race Relations and other community organizations are proud to invite you to the official opening of Hubbard Park honouring William Peyton Hubbard.

In 1894 William Hubbard became Toronto’s first Black elected politician, serving first as City Alderman and then as Acting Mayor.

With Hubbard Park, Toronto will finally have a major public space that honours the important contribution of this remarkable Riverdale resident.

See you Saturday, October 22nd Starting @ 11AM

548 Gerrard St. E. (Just west of Broadview)

Nigel Barriffe

Urban Alliance on Race Relation’s 41st Anniversary & 2016 Awards Dinner

Race Relations Flyer_2016

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations invites you to our 41th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Dinner

Celebrating Activism and Intergenerational Solidarity

Keynote Speakers

Desmond Cole, Journalist
Min Sook Lee, Filmmaker


Amanda Parris
Host of Exhibitionists, CBC Television

Tickets may be purchased online at uarr41anniversary.eventbrite.com,
or by phoning or emailing Yumei Lin: yumei@urbanalliance.ca, 416-703-6607 ext 5.

We ask that accommodation requests, including dietary restrictions, be made via email or telephone by September 2, 2016.

Space is limited. Please register early!

This event is open to all. You are welcome to share this invitation with your networks.


Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar


Dim Sum King – 421 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON   M5T 2W4

We hope you can make it!

Urban Alliance on Race Relations