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Anti-Racism: Anti-Semitism Anti-Racism and Ard

anti-racism: So why have they fumbled things so badly with their sub-committee on anti-Semitism Anti-racism is about giving voice to those who are outside the mainstream and ensuring broad representation in all public matters, according to NOW Magazine. The ARD's Strategic Plan, A Better Way Forward, states that its approach actively confronts the unequal power dynamic between groups and the structures that sustain it and involves consistently assessing structures, policies and programs. The province's Anti-Racism Directorate ARD has produced a clear and concise strategy to combat anti-Black racism. Yet, the directorate has set up a sub-committee on anti-Semitism that consists solely of representatives from the Jewish establishment, including from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs CIJA B'nai Brith Canada, and Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre FSWC . Independent Jewish Voices Canada IJV and the United Jewish People's Order UJPO have requested to be included on the committee. In a submission to the directorate last year, IJV campaigns coordinator Tyler Levitan expressed concern that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement against Israel, also known as BDS, might also form part of the sub-committee's mandate. Underlying our desire to participate is deep concern, shared by a growing number of Jews, that accusations of anti-Semitism are being used to suppress criticism of Israel, says Rachel Epstein, executive director of UJPO's Winchevsky Centre. ( As reported in the news.