As many are aware, throughout the world, peaceful demonstrations are currently taking place to highlight and increase awareness of systemic racism in our society. At a time when we are in the midst of a global pandemic, it is horrifying and sad to see these examples of systemic racism and violence. Racism doesn’t stop at borders; it exists in every community. We must each do our part to ensure we are engaged in creating a truly welcoming and inclusive community and society.
The Town of Carbonear Council and staff are deeply committed to doing our part to help eradicate all forms of bigotry and racism. We are proud of the work of our community organizations, businesses and residents to embrace different cultures. We were disappointed to cancel our 7th Annual Multiculturalism Week Celebration in March due to the global pandemic. The annual celebration has been an event that strengthens our community, but we recognize there is much more work to be done.
We encourage every resident to listen, support and amplify the message that racism is unacceptable and has no place in our community. We are committed to being a community that promotes tolerance and respect for everyone.
Our Council will remain steadfast to use our collective voice and stand up to help make our community and world a better place. We will keep seeking ways to create a community of equal dignity and respect.