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Award winners recognized

Tonight, Municipal Council celebrated this year’s recipients of the Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Award (DRRIA), recognizing each group’s unique contribution in promoting public awareness of diversity, anti-racism, inclusivity and human rights in London:

 

King’s University College

London Interfaith Peace Camp

(Category: Youth)

 

Northeast Community Conversations Group

NECC

(Category: Social/Community Services, Small)

 

Pride London

Pride London Festival

(Category: Social/Community Services, Large)

Throughout the year, nominations are accepted and then reviewed by the London Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Committee (formerly the London Diversity Race Relations Advisory Committee). Recommendations are then made to Municipal Council for consideration, with the annual awards ceremony taking place at the Council Meeting closest in date to International Human Rights Day on December 10.

“My sincere thanks to all those who’ve worked towards making London a safe, accepting and inclusive city for all; regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “I am so proud of the fantastic work being done by these groups and individuals.”

“There are so many groups and individuals in London doing great work to further the cause of inclusivity, diversity and race relations” said Shawna Lewkowitz, Chair of the London Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Committee.  “It’s important to commend their efforts and encourage others in our community to take part in promoting and advancing London as a welcoming city.”

The DRRIA Awards began in 2000.  Visit www.london.ca/DRRIaward for details on the nomination process.

Media Contact:

Saleha Khan

Organizational Development Specialist – Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

City of London

519-661-2500 ext. 0180

skhan@london.ca