On Saturday, Oct. 7, the City of Saskatoon launched a new anti-racism video in partnership with the City of Regina at the Saskatchewan Roughriders home game at Mosaic Stadium.
The video is a collaboration between a number of Saskatchewan sports organizations and athletes including the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Saskatchewan Rattlers Basketball Team, Saskatoon Blades Hockey Team, USask Huskies, Fighting Sioux Lacrosse Team, Standing Buffalo Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association, and athletes Michael Linklater and Carol Lafayette-Boyd.
“Using the powerful influence of athletes, we’re seeking to shed light on racism in a way that’s inspiring, positive, and empowering,” says City of Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. “We’re hoping this video will inspire people to speak up when they hear something wrong. Racism can only exist if we allow it to.”
“We build bridges of understanding and respect by engaging in open and honest conversations,” says City of Regina Mayor Sandra Masters. “When we speak up against prejudice and discrimination, we can help combat racism and create a more inclusive community for all residents.”
The City of Saskatoon’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan states that it’s a Council priority to advance work that contributes to the elimination of individual and systemic discrimination. In support of this, the City of Saskatoon shares anti-racism messages to raise the collective awareness about the presence of racism and discrimination and to encourage each of us to be a bridge.
Be a Bridge
- If you hear something wrong, offensive or hateful: step up, speak up.
- Racism is real and it’s happening all around us every day. But it doesn’t have to be that way—we can change the game.
- It’s up to current generations to change the story and create a legacy of healthy and inclusive societies.
- Be a Bridge to ending racism.
- Together we can ensure no one gets left behind.
The video can be accessed here: Be a Bridge to Ending Racism.