The outspoken, newly-appointed Senior Advisor for Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism in the city of Brampton, Ontario, Gwyneth Chapman, has said that “in order to be a great city, we must commit to empowering all citizens. No more, will we settle for leaving any groups behind.”
The St Lucian-born Canadian, a long-time community and youth advocate in Brampton, was appointed to head the Unit on Friday, June 19, nine days after its creation was approved by Brampton’s Council.
Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown, said in a release, “We are looking forward to working with Ms Chapman and Brampton’s first-ever Black African and Canadian Social, Cultural and Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism Unit to continue creating true equity within the city.”
The Mayor added: “We are experiencing an important moment in history, where we see our communities coming together to collectively confront systemic anti-Black racism. As a public office holder, we recognize it is incumbent on us to take meaningful action that leads to real change.”