The National Black Canadians Summit
SAVE THE DATE for our first event: Reimagining Justice, Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. ADT)
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean with a message for NBCS 2021 and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
2021 – A Series of Virtual Events
The National Black Canadians Summit was created out of a call made from emerging artists of African descent, from Halifax, Toronto and Montreal, to confederate the efforts of Black individuals from across Canada, in order to see better outcomes for the community at large. To make this an inclusive and action-oriented summit, we are working closely with local communities, lawmakers, private sector and different institutions.
Our primary goal is to amplify the voices of the Black communities in Canada, to highlight their contributions to this land and to act to significantly reduce the obstacles they are faced with on their paths to success.
With the outbreak of the global pandemic, we were required to postpone the gathering planned for Halifax to March 2022. The Series kicks-off on April 2021 and will convene and mobilize the national Black community to move forward and send us on our way to NBCS 2022. This Virtual Series wants to engage Canadians in conversations around inclusion access to opportunities and solutions to anti-Black racism.
Our first event titled Reimagining Justice will be held on April 20, 2021 and will feature a panel discussion on the current realities affecting Canadians of Black/Caribbean and African descent who face the inequalities of racial discrimination and violence in proximity to the criminal justice system. The panel will feature key players from various sectors and will seek to answer some of these key questions:
- What do solutions from all levels of government look like for BIPOC communities?
- What do tangible actions look like for resolution on the current realities in within the federal justice system?
- What responsibility do everyday people play in ending racial discrimination?
- What do you think about the idea of reparations? How could reparations be woven into the healing for Black communities?
- How do we develop national culturally responsive services for persons of African descent?
- Where do we start/should we start to reimagine the justice system?
To learn more about the Virtual Series, visit blackcanadiansummit.ca
Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you there!
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