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Will Antisemitism Register at Ryerson University and its Magazine?

by Mike Fegelman

The Winter 2022 issue of Ryerson University Magazine was recently distributed to alumni and friends with many people contacting HonestReporting Canada to express concern that a featured program that Ryerson is jointly producing with TD Bank called “Generous Futures: Power and Politics in Charitable Giving,” did not list combating antisemitism as one of the program’s talks, despite that the webinar series has featured panel discussions about combating Islamophobia, anti-Asian racism, ageism, and working to advance disability rights, LGBTQ+ rights, black voices, etc.

Importantly, Jews are the number one victims of hate crimes in Canada, and a Toronto Police report said that Toronto saw a 63% rise of antisemitic incidents recently.

It’s important to note that the talks listed in Ryerson’s Magazine are all completed talks that were conducted in 2021, with the exception of a forthcoming talk on January 31, 2022 on advancing disability rights.

It’s certainly commendable that Ryerson has hosted this important speaker series and will host these difficult discussions and we certainly hope, and expect, that future programing will include talks about combating antisemitism as part of this program and that will be featured in a forthcoming edition of Ryerson University’s Magazine.

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