|“Hundreds demand justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George Floyd” – The Guardian.
One headline out of thousands, all talking about the tragedy that shocked the whole world. The year 2020 marked a watershed moment in the fight against Anti-Black racism. George Floyd’s incident led to protests, with millions of people demanding an end to systemic racism that the Black community has been facing for over 400 years. With the Black Lives Matter movement gaining momentum, powerful displays of solidarity were seen around the world, also highlighting the deeply rooted nature of Anti-Black Racism in our societies.
Unfortunately, three years later, Anti-Black Racism continues to be a pervasive issue in Canada, and around the world. With incidents such as Ralph Yarl’s, it is important we reassess our contributions as a community in the ongoing fight against this issue.
As such, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion as we engage in a discussion about Anti-Black racism and critically assess the progress made since 2020.