Reading list: Black Bodies, White Spaces

Ahead of our Black History Month event, a complementary reading list, with authors from across the diaspora, telling stories of revolution, hidden history, and getting into good trouble. These nine …

On Blackness and Belonging: Reflections on Racism in Canada and the United States

Debra Thompson’s memoir, The Long Road Home, provides an uncompromising account of how racism slips and mutates across the Canada-US border.  An associate professor of political science at McGill and born and raised in Canada, Debra brings a perspective from having lived in both countries. Join Debra in conversation with Vershawn Young, an American-born writer, actor, lawyer, and professor of Black Studies at the University of Waterloo. 

Exploring Systemic Islamophobia in Canada

Join a panel of leading experts who examine how Islamophobia is enabled, perpetuated, and even rendered respectable in Canada. What can be done to help Canada fulfill its promise of being an inclusive democratic society?