James Baldwin once wrote: “To be a negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” His words continue to ring true. As we navigate a global pandemic that disproportionately impacts Black communities across the province, we are asked to justify our calls for culturally responsive resources. We are told that we do not have sufficient proof that our bodies are those primarily on the frontlines. And when we call for race-based data collection to prove what we all know is true, our request is denied, implemented only voluntarily in public health units that may see value in protecting our lives. These are only some examples of what anti-Blackness looks like in Ontario in 2021. And this is why Black leadership matters. Join me in conversation about what it means to Lead While Black in an Anti-Black World. This event is open to everyone.
Laura Mae Lindo will lead a presentation on Black Leadership in Anti-Black Spaces, followed by a Q&A/discussion afterward.
This event is open to everyone.
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