tackling racism together

The Montreal Gazette just ran a story about the Multicultural Society at Laurier Macdonald High School, quoting a Montreal Baha’i youth, Mona Ghadirian, in the process:

Mona Ghadirian, a past president of the Multicultural Society, was on hand to talk about the Baha’i faith.

“We’re here to make sure that individuals, although they are very diverse, can come together and be united in one common goal,” said the 18-year-old Marianopolis College student. “And that goal is the unity and diversity of humankind, and the main goal of world peace.”

Ghadirian’s involvement with the club taught her a lot, including how to overcome a fear of public speaking.

“At the beginning, when there was a mic in front of me, I kind of froze,” she said. “But I learned to be confident in what I know and how to express it. And now I feel like I’ve grown a lot in those two years.”

The quote is at the bottom of the first page, regarding her participation at the school’s recent commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racism. Mona is cool. Read the story!

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