Event poster with "May 8th Day of Action - Transform Wilmot" at the top with a sun with a rainbow of rays and black and brown swooshes. To the right "Calls to Action". Below that "Show up and help us launch an anti-racist vision & strategy for Wilmot. - Classify white supremacy as a public health risk. - Ensure transparency and systemic change in Prim Ministers' Path Consultation. - Stand in solidarity with ReallocateWR, O:se Kenhionhata:tie - Land Back, - Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council, & Unsheltered Campaign." At the bottom right is an illustration of a white megaphone.

CKMS News – 2021-06-27 – Ongoing anti-racism work in Baden

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Host: Namish Modi

This piece features an interview with Township of Wilmot council member Cheryl Gordijk.

Gordijk speaks about the anti-racism rally which took place in Wilmot in early May, as well as the presence of hateful posters plastered around the township recently. After this interview, the person who was allegedly responsible for the posters was ruled out for charges by Waterloo Regional Police.

Gordijk also talks to CKMS about hate-motivated issues in Wilmot over the last year. Mayor Les Armstrong shared a White Lives matter post on Facebook in 2020, hate graffiti was seen in Baden, while the SJAM statue has been a strong source of contention.

The interview took place on June 4 2021. 

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of  this program and other episodes on radiowaterloo.ca/news., and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at canada-info.ca.

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