The McBride PAC wants to talk about racism


What’s happening?

Richard McBride Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council is hosting a special Parent Info Night on Tuesday, Jan. 22 on the topic of racism. The 90-minute presentation is aimed at exploring “strategies to recognize and eliminate racism in society, classrooms, schools and community,” according to an event write-up.

Is it only for McBride parents?

No, this event is open to all parents in New Westminster.

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Who will be there?

Delta school teacher Trevana Spilchen has partnered with the McBride PAC to host the event. Spilchen is a BC Teachers’ Federation volunteer and has facilitated BCTF workshops. Spilchen is also a member of the BCTF’s committee for action on social justice’s LGBTQ2S+ action group and is the SOGI coordinator for the Delta school district, according to the write-up.

Do I have to register?

Yes, and it’s free. There is, however, a 30-person limit and organizers need to keep track of how many people are attending. If you plan to attend, sign up as soon as possible at

What else should I know?

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to run until 9:30 p.m. Childcare is available but organizers need 24 hours’ notice to make sure they can plan ahead. To let them know you need childcare, email, and you can also contact them by email if you have any other questions.

More details please.

The event is happening in the library at Richard McBride Elementary School, 331 Richmond St.

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