Changing the Narrative

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

1125 Colonel By Dr

1125 Colonel By Drive

MacOdrum Library Rm 252

Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Canada

View Map

Event description
An open discussion surrounding anti-black racism in our communities today.

About this Event

Changing the Narrative: Discussing the impacts of ignored history on Black lives today

In a CBC short documentary, “Deeply Rooted,” seventh-generation Black Canadian filmmaker, Cazhmere, explains that not every person of colour is a newcomer to Canada. The historical experiences of African, Caribbean and Black individuals are often ignored in mainstream discourse and memory today. These histories include slavery, segregation and socio-ecoonomic exclusion. Ignoring these experiences creates misconceptions of the fundamental role of African, Caribbean and Black populations in the creation of Canadian society while simultaneously contributing to stereotypes of ACB individuals and systematic racism and exclusion. This makes it critical to acknowledge Canadian history as more than the presence of the underground railroad but to also discuss its racist past.

ACB individuals may face the effects of ignored history in everyday life, employment and academia. With this in mind, the Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) has organized an open discussion surrounding anti-black racism in our communities today. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and safe space for students, professionals and community members from all walks of life to communicate, learn, and discuss.

Changing the Narrative, on Friday, October 18th at 5:00 PM, will be a 3-hour open discussion surrounding the following subtopics:

- Why talking about history is important

- History manifested as stereotypes today (e.g in media, pop culture, criminal justice system etc.)

- Microaggressions in the workplace/school

- How pursuing academia can or cannot change the narrative

Check us out online at https://weareacmp.com

Follow us on social media for regular updates:

Instagram: @acmpottawa

Twitter: @ACMPOttawa

Faceboook: ACMPOttawa or Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program

You can also support ACMP through Future Funder (just follow the link below)

https://futurefunder.carleton.ca/campaigns/afro-caribbean-mentorship-program-2/

Date and Time

Location

1125 Colonel By Dr

1125 Colonel By Drive

MacOdrum Library Rm 252

Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved