02.24 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM PST
By Donation: Black History in Canada Webinar
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February is Black History Month! How much do you know about Black History in Canada?
Do you know that there were thousands of enslaved Black people in Canada, and that slavery was legal here until 1834? And that it only stopped being illegal when the the British Parliament abolished it in all their colonies.
Do you know about the Black Loyalists, who were both free and enslaved men, who were loyal to Britain during the American Revolution, and promised land in Canada in return? Spoiler alert, we don’t have a great history of keeping our promises to Black and Indigenous peoples.
While your learning should continue throughout the year, if you’re unfamiliar with Black History in Canada, this webinar is a good place to start.
We are also donating 50% of the proceeds to an incredible initiative by Black Lives Matter Canada, Canada Black Mutual Aid Fund (Link to Black Lives Matter Canada website: https://blacklivesmatter.ca/
It is providing $250 microgrants to Black people experiencing hardships amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And they have already raised $250,000 to distribute to Black people across the country.
The suggested donation amount is $5-$10, but please give more if you are able to support Black families, neighbours, workers, and communities whose lives have disproportionately and dramatically shifted during the pandemic.
The session will be around 50 minutes , with some time for discussion at the end, all happening over Zoom. There will be closed captioning.
We would like to acknowledge that the presenters of this workshop do not identify as Black and speak from a place of privilege. Through this and other workshops, we are hoping to raise awareness and amplify the voices of all marginalized folks.