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March 23, 2011
City to recognize International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with debate at University of Toronto's Hart House
The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry and Recreation division, along with University of Toronto's Hart House, the Centre for the Study of the United States and the Munk School for Global Affairs, will host a debate as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Ken Jeffers, Manager, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation will join Norm Kelly, writer and playwright; Lee Lorch, civil rights activist and York Professor Emeritus, and Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Scarborough-Rouge River Federal NDP Candidate to celebrate actor-turned-civil rights leader Paul Robeson's work both locally and abroad and debate how these achievements relate to multiculturalism within this city today.

Date: Wednesday, March 23
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: University of Toronto, East Common Room, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle

Members of the public are invited to join in the recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism with a panel discussion, which will follow the screening of the short film The Tallest Tree in our Forest, about the life and work of Paul Robeson. The event is free to the public and seating is first come, first seated.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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