It’s all too easy to think of Canada as a beautiful quilt of diversity but pull back the cover and you’ll find race relations burning up the seams. From the numerous murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada to Maclean’s branding Winnipeg Canada’s most racist city to the northward spread of protests and civic outrage that exploded after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
On May 9th, American activist and public intellectual Dr. Cornel West, along with Shahina Siddiqui, founder and executive director of Islamic Social Services Association and Clayton Thomas Muller of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, long-time facilitator and activist for indigenous self-determination and environmental justice, discuss today’s racialized communities with nuance, truth and insight. Host of CBC’s Unreserved Rosanna Deerchild moderates what promises to be a candid and thought-provoking conversation.
Chimwemwe Undi will provide a short performance prior to this event.
- General admission: $20
- May 9, 2015
- 8:00 pm
- Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg