Belleville’s newly-formed Inclusion Committee formally launched its new logo, at an event in Belleville Public Library on Wednesday.
A grade seven student from Harry J. Clarke Public School, Holly Morton, had the winning design in a community contest. The image shows every different colour, size and shape of crayon in a box, “a metaphor for the different colour, size and shape of people working together to create something beautiful.”
The Belleville committee came out of an initiative by the federal government’s Coalition Against Racism and Discrimination.
Belleville’s Inclusion Committee Chair Councillor Garnet Thompson says the idea is to increase vigilance against systemic racism.
He says the Belleville vigil after the Mosque killings in Quebec was a good example.
Thompson says the committee will give residents a voice, challenge racism and promote diversity and understanding.