Community Event: Asserting Black Presence in Canada with OmiSoore Dryden– March 2, 2020 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm @ UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street (Vancouver)

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Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

Cost: Free but RSVP here

Event Description:

Join us for a series of events on Black Activism in Education and Community as we showcase examples of how Black communities have responded to racism in Vancouver and in Canada.

Recent and ongoing incidents in Vancouver and Canada illustrate that anti-Black racism is very much a local reality. Black communities that include activists, artists and academics have a long history of working to create new narratives, analyses and immersive experiences that shift this reality.

This event highlights the thinking and efforts of Black communities, and aims to expand the public conversation and prompt non-Black communities to act in effective solidarity to dismantle anti-Black racism.

Dr. OmiSoore Dryden, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and Co-President of the Black Canadian Studies Association, will be initiating the conversation on efforts on the part of colleges, universities and communities across Canada to assert Black presence and work towards systemic change.

The event is jointly hosted by the UBC Black Caucus, Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, and the Equity & Inclusion Office.

Free, but registration is required. Light dinner and refreshments provided.

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