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Identifying Anti-Asian Racism and Hate Online – Project Manager
Job Type: Part-time with flexible work hours
Job Focus: Policy Research and Analysis
Education Level: Professional degree in a relevant field of study
Career Level: Experienced
Term: Contract (7-8 Months)
Start date: Immediately
Application Deadline: January 29, 2024
The Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice (CCNC-SJ) has applied and received funding from the United Way of Greater Toronto (UWGT) under the Community Services Recovery Fund to carry out a project called “Identifying Anti-Asian Hate Online” (the Project).
In our efforts to address anti-Asian racism and hate online, we begin by looking at the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights, which claims that everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. However, many countries, including Canada, have overlapping laws that censor or limit certain types of expression, including speech that incites violence and hatred both online and in public. Some freedom of speech advocates believes in an open marketplace of ideas, where no expression is restricted and that the best response to harmful speech is through productive debates that let different ideas freely challenge each other. However, other groups serving victims of hate crimes and racialized communities contend that such restrictions on online hate speech are vital to the protection of minority communities from the harm that manifests itself in real-time.
In Canada, various laws at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels impose restrictions on the freedom of expression guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. For example, under the Criminal Code, such actions that is defamatory libel, counselling suicide, and perjury and fraud are prohibited. Among these laws are those referred to as anti‑hate laws which should prohibit online hate propaganda. However, there are only two main provisions addressing hate in Canada through the Criminal Code, which imposes criminal sanctions against anyone who willfully promotes genocide or incites hatred in public.
We are currently seeking a Project Manager to execute our project plans to research and develop a baseline report that clearly identifies and defines the current context of anti-Asian racism and hate speech online to examine its patterns, behaviours, and effects on Asian Canadian communities in real-time. This will also explore different types of restrictions that have been used in Canada to address the promotion of hate and other related and potentially harmful forms of expression, such as the promotion of anti-Asian racism (xenophobic rhetoric, Islamophobia, terrorism, etc.) among other displays of intent to racially discriminate. This includes defining the project’s target communities and working relationships to find a consensus of resources needed to adequately address challenges, and creating workshops and a rubric with information on other ways in which crimes motivated by racism are addressed in the criminal sentencing process and are tracked by law enforcement agencies, and legal recourse and processes. It also reviews some aspects of the debate surrounding the nuances of freedom of speech and ways to address hate propaganda from an anti-racism lens.
This project must include the collaboration of human rights defenders and other social justice advocacy networks, coalitions, organizations, and agencies operating within the justice system, and cyber networks that are advocating for legislative changes, and accountability from all levels of government and law enforcement.
The Project Manager will deliver the following services and deliverables:
- Research report examining the patterns and behaviours of anti-Asian racism and hate online and its effect on Asian Canadian communities, and different types of restrictions that have been used in Canada to address the promotion of hate and other related and potentially harmful forms of expression.
- Rubric with information on other ways in which crimes motivated by racism are addressed in the criminal sentencing process and are tracked by law enforcement agencies, and legal recourse and aid.
- A consensus of resources requested by those affected by the issue.
- Workshops on the report’s findings, outcomes, and resources for relevant partners and collaborators.
TIMELINE AND GOAL
1. Work with CCNC-SJ to create a research outline.
March – June 2024
2. Identify and establish a working relationship with relevant collaborators.
3. Conduct interviews and surveys with target audiences to gather a censes of adequate resources.
4. Prepare final report to be published online for our stakeholders, partners, and community.
- Ensures that issues of diversity, ethnicity, language, and culture are reflected in all work.
- Monitors, records, analyzes, and provides recommendations on trends, risks, and opportunities.
- Advocates for the embedding of race equity principles and action across Canada.
- Provides expert interpretation of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code legislation and internal policies and procedures.
- Applies advanced knowledge of the justice system, race equity, and/or technical knowledge regarding human rights and criminal law, social determinants of racism and hate, and empirical and evidence-informed decision-making.
- Synthesizes research evidence, participates in research projects, and assembles best practices.
- Interprets and analyzes complex information to provide strategic recommendations that will guide policy and programming decisions.
- Develops and maintains cooperative, collaborative, and strategic relationships with internal and external partners.
- Collaborates with a wide variety of experts, community partner agencies, and federal, provincial, and regional colleagues.
- Supports community engagement efforts to learn about communities within the Greater Toronto Area.
- Monitors develops, implements, and advocates for policies that will have positive race equity implications.
- Supports the implementation and evaluation of race-equity-related projects aimed at advancing members of marginalized communities who are targeted by racism and hate.
The candidate should demonstrate most or all these aspects:
- Demonstrated experience writing and editing, including writing correspondence, project materials, documents, and reports, and contributing to research findings.
- Able to work within a tight timeline.
- Excellent facilitation, presentation, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information for vulnerable communities.
- Strong research and analytical skills with knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias.
- 2 years of related work experience.
- Experience working with marginalized communities and individuals at risk.
- Proficiency in oral and written communication in Chinese (simplified/traditional).
- A good understanding and knowledge of CCNC-SJ’s core values.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Professional degree or equivalent educational background.
- Experience in a project management role within a not-for-profit organization or equivalent.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
- Experience monitoring and guiding research in a remote setting.
- Ability to work collaboratively with CCNC-SJ allies in policy matters, academic leaders, committees, institutions, and/or independents.
- Flexibility in adjusting to changing circumstances; demonstrated multi-tasking skills; ability to coordinate multifaceted and concurrent research and tasks.
- Planning and coordinating skills with demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and facilitate the team to do so.
- Advanced computer skills and proficiency using computer applications such as MS Office applications, email and web browsers, and various related research tools and software.
To apply email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact candidates shortlisted for interviews.
Help keep us keep our communities informed and active in combating systemic racism. The rise of anti-Asian racism in Canada during the pandemic reveals deep-seated systemic racism and structural discrimination against Asian Canadians and we want to make a CHANGE.