Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” — Rep. John Lewis

Dismantling anti-Black racism is the fight of a lifetime. It will take all of us to tear down the oppressive prejudice that defines our world from every angle.

A fight this universal can feel daunting—but it’s not optional. In the words of prominent political activist and educator Angela Davis, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.”

Angela Davis on the cover of Time magazine.

So, what can you do? You can broaden your understanding of how anti-Black racism manifests in your community—and IGNITE is here to help you.

We’ve developed an anti-Black racism video series, in partnership with Humber College’s Black Academic Success and Engagement centre (the BASE) and the Humber Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Diversity (CHRED), to help you gain perspective on your role in the reformation.

Your Lakeshore campus student engagement coordinator Erika, moderator Neil Price, and panellists Nupol Kiazolu, Anthony N. Morgan, Keosha Love, and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi are navigating key topics in the realm of anti-racism. Our first two episodes dove into defining anti-Black racism and explaining the Canadian and American contexts. Now, we’re looking at how to effectively address the problem.

Check out episodes three and four below:

Episode 3: How Do We Address Anti-Black Racism?

In this episode, our panellists discuss the actions both individuals and institutions should take to tackle anti-Black racism in the current context.

Episode 4: How Do We Move Forward?

News coverage of the protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd has died down, but anti-Black racism hasn’t gone anywhere. Here’s how to move forward from traumatic periods of injustice and make the fight for justice a permanent feature in your life.

Thank you for learning with us. Be sure to tune in to our next episodes where we’ll be discussing how the Black community can heal from intergenerational trauma and how non-Black people can be useful allies.

Stay involved in the fight for justice by learning from Humber alumna and MPP Jill Andrew, PhD.

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