Night of poetry held to combat racism and hate

The issues of racism, hate, and discrimination have the potential to be hurtful and emotionally traumatic.

Abbotsford Community Services along with four Kwantlen Bachelor in Science of Nursing students have organized an event in Langley to raise awareness of racism and hate.

The goal is to create a space that allows for better understanding despite people’s differences and to raise awareness, so that those who participate will come away with a greater understanding of personal struggle.

The hope is that this event will create dialogue as well as help prevent the bullying and discrimination that can occur.

All community members are invited to the event, called OARH Open Mic Night: A Night to End Racism and Hate. Participants will hear about the various experiences of people who have been victimized as well as those who wish to raise awareness of the issue through poetry, music and stories.

What: OARH Open Mic Night: A Night to End Racism and Hate

When: Thursday, March 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: McBurney Coffee and Tea House, 20504 Fraser Hwy.

Call: 604-514-1144