On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the City of Markham and the Markham Race Relations Committee presents Many Faces of Markham. This annual event promotes the elimination of racial discrimination and celebrates the community’s ethno-cultural inclusiveness.
This year’s theme is “Everyone Welcome” - Empowering Markham Students as Emerging Champions in Equity. The event features student artwork, videos, dancing, and live cultural performances.
Pizza is available to be purchased for a suggested donation of $2 in support of Yellow Brick House
Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission will be speaking at the event.
Renu Mandhane was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission in October 2015. She is the former Executive Director of the award-winning International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She has an LL.M in international human rights law from New York University. Renu began her practice focused on criminal law, and in that capacity she represented many survivors of sexual violence and prisoners. Renu has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and the United Nations. Most recently, Renu was recognized by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of Canada’s most influential lawyers for her advocacy related to solitary confinement.