Thank you all for attending our fourth edition of the Regardless of Race Dialogue Series hosted by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Chairman OnePeople.sg earlier today.
The Dialogue Series seeks to hold frank discussions on challenges and sensitive issues concerning race relations and encourage ground up views and ideas. Each year, the dialogue brings on board new partners, volunteers and activists who are passionate about furthering this discourse with the goal of building a more cohesive society.
We were heartened to see so many passionate individuals in our video conference.
We had an engaging session with Minister Grace Fu, who emphasised the need for every Singaporean to play their part in bridging communities together in the light of COVID-19, which has placed stressed on our diverse society.
Our panellists provided many key insights on lessons about race and social harmony that COVID-19 has taught us, as well as the need to be more compassionate and empathetic about the way we approach the pandemic and its concomitant social issues. Rather than resorting to just vigilantism, perhaps we can take a different approach to stemming the problems we observe, with compassion.
In his closing remarks, Dr Janil Puthucheary, Chairman of OnePeople.sg, expressed that racial fault lines and xenophobia are likely to exacerbate as the economic situation worsens. However, he stressed that there is a need to recognise that such sentiments are wrong, and that we need to come together as a community to alleviate this and aspire for a better society. He also extended gratitude and appreciation to our partners for this dialogue, Roses of Peace, The Straits Times & SMU Apolitical, and all who have gathered for helping to strive towards our ideals as one people.
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