A group of more than 1,000 is expected to gather online today in hopes of gaining the attention of Canada’s policy makers and starting a conversation about the plight of the country’s Black population.
“So this is an opportunity for us as Black Canadians to take stock and to talk about charting a course, a way forward,” said Ottawa resident Richard Sharpe, an organizer of the RU Listening event. CBC ARTICLE
“This is a great success for us and now this work is entrenched in the direction of these government departments. It gives us room to push for additional work to be done to support people of African descent in this country."
It was a great day to meet, listen, and share, our aspirations. Everyday we create history and so I give thanks that ADBCC was included in a society of a people who have chosen to record their names on “history’s page with expectations great.” Let the journey begin
On behalf of the UN Decade for People of African Descent (UNDPAD) Push Coalition I would like to thank you and ESDC for your support of the July 23, 2019 Building Capacity: Supporting Black Canadian Communities meeting. Your support is furthering broad social goals by providing an opportunity for ESDC to work, from the outset, with Black community groups across Canada to help ensure ESDC’s programs improve the life outcomes of all Black Canadians - and that benefits all Canadians.