He says there is no doubt Winnipeg has a racism problem, as do other Canadian cities.
“We do have a problem here,” Bowman said. “Cities across our nation have the same problem _ intolerance, ignorance, racism. We have a problem. It’s not Winnipeg’s alone but together we are ready to lead the nation in the battle to take on racism together.”
Bowman says the two-day summit will bring people together to share ideas on how to fight intolerance and celebrate success stories.
The summit is to feature a keynote speech by award-winning author Joseph Boyden.
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Bowman tearfully promised to tackle racism in January when Winnipeg was labelled the most racist city in Canada by a cover story in Maclean’s.
Video: Brian Bowman on racism