Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism Conversations
Experiences Canada’s Black Lives Matter & Anti Racism Conversations series – produced in both English and French – aims to increase the capacity of youth to engage in Anti-Racism conversations by providing them with an opportunity to learn from emerging and established leaders and from their peers.
A series of live events over 7 weeks will be accompanied by easy-to-follow discussion guides, educational materials and resources from anti-racism organizations. A key objective for this series is to amplify the message and voices of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Anti-Racism Activists in Canada.
The Black Lives Matter Inspired Anti-Racism Conversation Series will bring you 7 weeks of live online events broadcast simultaneously on zoom and Facebook Live. Below you can find a breakdown of the topics covered each week. Dates are subject to change until closer to the event.
– Monday October 26 –
What is Black Lives Matter and its Impact in Canada
- Monday December 7 - Allyship (Workshop)
Are you interested in taking your interest in anti-racism to the next level? Join us for a workshop on Allyship. Open to youth 15-30 and people who work with youth, this 1.5 hour session will provide you with an opportunity to build and improve on your own personal actions to support anti-racism. The workshop will include formal presentations and break out sessions to share ideas with your peers
Speakers Include: Anthony Morgan, Jesse Lipscombe, Chelsea Martin and Imani Dominique Busby (Toronto’s Manifesto)
The Black Lives Matter Inspired Anti-Racism Conversation Series has collaborated with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour activists, leaders, authors, professors, environmentalists, lawyers, and journalists.
A key objective for this series is to amplify the message and voices of the Black Lives Matter Movement and Anti-Racism Activists in Canada and raise greater awareness for the work of these organizations. These resources aim to inform and address many of the same issues highlighted in each weekly event, and provide still more ways for youth to take part in meaningful conversations and engage with their communities.
Anti-Racism Ambassadors are a group of dedicated young people who have been selected to act as hosts, mediators, videographers, and content creators for the Black Lives Matter & Anti-Racism Conversations Series. By offering their experience, knowledge, and support skills, the Ambassadors can ensure that youth are engaged, informed, and protected as they participate in meaningful conversations on Anti-Racism.
Each week, for each topic, we will provide lesson plans and easy to follow discussion guides to provide further instruction on what anti-racism is, and racism in multiple aspects of life. Our aim is to assist educators in integrating the various topics into their curriculum plans and provide support to at-home/independent learners as well.
We encourage you to view the webinars with your students, and continue the conversation in your (virtual) classrooms using our lesson plans and guides.
Each live event will be accompanied by instructions for a youth challenge that can be done on an individual basis and will help youth participants use the knowledge they have gained through the speakers presentations to become ambassadors for anti-racism in their communities.
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Thanks to Our Partner
We are grateful for the generous contribution of The RBC Foundation to support The Black Lives Matter/Anti-Racism Conversation Series that not only helps to amplify voices and perspectives about Anti-Racism in Canada, but is also contributes to building youth skills, capacity and experience for future jobs and opportunities.