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Using Lived Experience to End Systemic Racism

Moses Gashirabake

In this video, Moses Gashirabake is a Black male that presents in front of a room with dimly lit white walls. Gashirabake has short black hair, a clean-shaven face, and wears black framed glasses. As well, Gashirabake can be seen wearing a navy blue blazer, with a white dress shirt with blue polka dots.

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Using Lived Experience to End Systemic Racism

with Moses Gashirabake

Moses Gashirabake is a Rwandan, Black Canadian lawyer and community organizer.

In this video


Anti-Black racism

Gashirabake is on the board of directors for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the Foundation for Genocide Education, the Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. He is also co-founder and co-president of the International Rwanda Youth for Development.

In this video, Moses Gashirabake shares his lived experiences transitioning from being a Rwandan refugee to completing three degrees and pursuing community engagements. He actively uses his experiences combatting systemic constraints to guide his role as an international legal consultant on anti-racist business and governance.

Taking action

  • Call on Canadians to educate themselves

  • Take stock of what you know and do not know

  • Acknowledge that systemic racism exists


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