Black Lives Matter Resources from Local Creators
By: Ontario Culture Days
As we are called to action by Black Lives Matter protests happening in communities across Ontario, North America, and the world, many of us are taking time to better educate ourselves. In Ontario, we’ve seen excellent content being created and shared, from reading lists to films, to hands-on activities. Here are some that you can check out right now.
Recent noteworthy publications include The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole and Black Life by Idil Abdillahi and Rinaldo Walcott. Check-out these anti-racism recommendations by FOLD: The Festival of Literary Diversity, and A Different Booklist for your next book club.
Creative collective Pique has connected illustrators and artists with Toronto’s mental health charities to develop at-home activities that become stunning works of art.
Learn some local history
Training for equality 101. Myseum is letting you in on the untold story of Canada’s Black train porters. View their Exhibit and Panel Discussion.
Join the Conversation
Music, Parenting, and the workplace are just some of the topics covered in these podcasts. Listen in to these discussions, stories and learning opportunities with an Ontario focus. Tune into Decoding Black and The Secret Life of Canada.
Stream online for free
The National Film Board has put together a list of films featuring black communities in Canada. Some noteworthy Ontario stories include Speakers for the dead by David Sutherland & Jennifer Holness Everybody’s children by Monika Delmos and True North by Ryan Sidhoo.
If you’re looking for more, Cineplex has also put together a list of blockbuster films to view for free.