Thu, Sep 10|
Black Lives and the System
A virtual and open platform to engage communities, political leaders, law authorities and young people in conversations to address systemic racism and barriers BIPOC face when engaging systems
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
About the Event
Around the start of June 2020, The Black Creek Youth Initiative together with community members met with the Toronto Police (Division 12) and our local MPP, Faisal Hassan of York-South Region on a virtual Town Hall zoom meeting. We engaged them in conversations around police brutality, black lives, and the treatment of black people in our systems.
Several conversations sparked off during this Townhall that we saw the need to keep an open platform, online, for people of diverse backgrounds to have conversations around issues affecting black lives when engaging with systems and institutions.
Since then, we have had an online community that meets bi-weekly (Every 2 Thursdays) for 1 hour (6:00pm to 7:00 pm) to discuss creatively, respectfully and most important, honestly, on ways to improve, demand for accountability and to contribute in making a change on individual and collective basis