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CORNROWS DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR HEADS TO HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL


Montréal, March 19, 2019 - As the New York City Commission on Human Rights adopts a law to ban race discrimination on the basis of hair, a Madisons New York Grill & Bar restaurant in Montreal will proceed to the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal for discrimination against an English-speaking young Black hostess, due to her cornrow hairstyle.

DÉCLARATION SUR L'INCIDENT VIOLENT DANS LE MÉTRO


Montreal, March 18, 2019 — Suite à l'incident violent impliquant deux inspecteurs de la STM et un jeune homme noir dans la station de métro Villa-Marie le 7 mars dernier, le CRARR, par le biais de son conseiller Alain Babineau, a fait la déclaration suivante lors d'une conférence de presse tenue aujourd'hui, à l'Hôtel de Ville de Montréal :

Bonjour tout le monde; je m’appelle Alain Babineau and I am here to speak on behalf of CRARR.

FORUM TO EXAMINE LEGAL STRATEGIES TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES


Montreal, March 15, 2019 — To promote policy change and effective legal strategies to fight systemic discrimination in public and private services, CRARR will co-host tomorrow, a Forum entitled, “Systemic Discrimination or Bad Service?”

The day-long event will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve West, 5th floor, from 9am to 4:30 pm.

RACIAL PROFILING IN REPENTIGNY: SIX COMPLAINTS FILED FOR STANLEY JOSSIRAIN WITH THE QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


Montréal, March 11, 2019 — Sixteen police officers are now named as respondents in six separate complaints of racial profiling filed by CRARR on behalf of Stanley Jossirain, the young Black man who was regularly stopped, detained and fined in the last two years by the Repentigny Police.

PROFILAGE RACIAL À REPENTIGNY : SIX PLAINTES DÉPOSÉES À LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE POUR LE JEUNE STANLEY JOSSIRAIN


Montréal, 11 mars 2019 — Seize policiers sont désormais visés dans six plaintes pour profilage racial déposées par le CRARR au nom de Stanley Jossirain, ce jeune noir qui a été interpellé, détenu et pénalisé à de nombreuses reprises depuis les deux dernières années par les policiers de Repentigny.

LA COUR MUNICIPALE DE LAVAL JUGE QUE DES POLICIERS ONT VIOLÉ LES DROITS CONSTITUTIONNELS D'UN CITOYEN NOIR


Montréal, 7 mars 2019 — Une juge a statué que deux policiers de Laval ont abusé de leur pouvoir et violé les droits constitutionnels d'un homme noir, en le harcelant, en se moquant de lui et en lui donnant un billet de contravention pour les avoir insultés.

CRARR CO-HOSTS FORUM ON SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES


Montreal, March 5, 2019 — To promote policy change and effective legal strategies on systemic discrimination in public and private services, CRARR will host a Forum entitled, “Systemic Discrimination or Bad Service?”

BLACK YOUTH FILES RACIAL PROFILING COMPLAINT AGAINST OFF-DUTY SAINT-CONSTANT POLICE OFFICER


Montréal, February 26, 2019 — Almost two years after being arrested at gunpoint by nearly a dozen police officers, and detained for hours as a result of biased reporting, a young Black man has filed a civil rights complaint against the white resident, an off-duty police officer, who had called the police upon him.

UPCOMING EVENT: POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER TO SPEAK ON SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY IN POLICING

Montréal, January 31, 2019 — To mark Black History Month and the Nelson Mandela Day, CRARR will co-host with the Criminal Law Group of McGill University, a panel discussion entitled, “Systemic Discrimination: Challenges for Policing in An Age of Diversity and Heightened Public Scrutiny.”

The bilingual event will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, at Thomson House at 3650 McTavish (corner of Dr. Penfield).

CONCORDIA STUDENT UNION TO MARK THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE QUEBEC CITY MOSQUE MASSACRE WITH A CIRCLE OF PEACE

Montréal, January 28, 2019 - The Concordia Student Union (CSU) will hold an interfaith commemoration service to mark the second anniversary of the January 29 massacre at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec, during which students and religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities will light a candle for the victims and form a Circle of Peace to stand against hate crimes.

RACISM AT MCCAIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ROSEMERE: BLACK CHILD WAS AGAIN CALLED THE N-WORD, FORCED TO NOT MENTION IT IN LETTER


Montréal, January 25, 2019 - The mother of a 10-year old Black child at McCaig Elementary School in Rosemere, who was exposed to repeated acts of racial discrimination and harassment since the Fall of 2016, is deploring the fact that the school has again mishandled the incident of her child being once more called the N-word in class last week.

CRARR JOINS LAVAL BLACK MAN IN CALLING FOR POLICE WEAPONS BAN AT QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S MEDIATION


Montréal, December 21, 2018 — CRARR has joined a 40-year-old English-speaking Black man with a physical disability in calling on the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission to end its practice of allowing police officers to attend mediation with their firearms and other weapons.

LE CRARR DEMANDE À L’ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE DE RESPECTER LA DIVERSITÉ DANS LES PROCHAINES NOMINATIONS À LA COMMISSION DES DROITS


Montréal, 18 décembre 2018 — Tous les partis politiques à l’Assemblée nationale doivent mettre en œuvre le principe de diversité et de représentation équitable dans la nomination des membres de la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, étant donné que la récente nomination de deux commissaires à temps partiel laisse l’organisme avec un déficit sérieux au niveau de la diversité.

CRARR CALLS ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO COMMIT TO DIVERSITY IN NEW APPOINTMENTS TO QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


Montreal, December 18, 2018 — All political parties in the National Assembly should commit to the principle of diversity and fair representation in appointing Commissioners at the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, as the latest nomination of two new part-time members still leaves the Commission with a serious diversity deficit.

A “GREAT VICTORY” FOR BLACK WOMEN IN CANADA: RESTAURANT ASKED TO PAY $14,500 FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK FORMER HOSTESS WITH CORNROW BRAIDS


Montréal, December 5, 2018 - An English-speaking young Black woman, who faced discriminatory treatment at her former job at downtown's Madisons New York Grill & Bar as hostess due to her cornrow hairstyle, has won the first round with her discrimination case.