By Ellen Tsaprailis

Bachelor of Global and International Studies alum Jordan Gray has a newly created job with the federal government that allows him to focus full time on issues around racism and equality.

He’s been hired as an adviser in the recently-formed Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism secretariat within Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC).

Born and raised in Mississauga, Ont., Gray is of Caribbean and Indigenous descent. His mother is from Trinidad and his father is Mi’kmaw. Gray has spoken publicly about dealing with racism in Canada and those experiences have shaped his perception of Black History Month.

Jordan Gray

“For me, it’s not just a month. This is my whole life,” says Gray.

“It is always an opportunity to pause and to reflect specifically on the Black community and Black people in Canada. We are still in the UN decade so we’re also looking at Black Canadians’ contribution globally and, for me, we are still in a fight for justice and for equality.

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Friday, February 19, 2021 in , ,
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