ANTI-BLACK RACISM RESOURCES

Anti-Black Racism

As a union of artists and story tellers, we believe storytelling is at its most powerful when it includes and connects people. We will continue to support, promote and celebrate the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) creators. We will continue to advocate, to listen and fight for justice equality, inclusion, and lasting change in our society.

Excerpted from ACTRA Toronto Statement on Racism and Discrimination

  

Comprehensive Guide for Anti-Black Racism - ACTRA (Union)

Equity & Inclusion - SAG AFTRA (Union) 

Read Sandy Hudson’s article in HUFFPOST “Defunding the Police Will Save Black and Indigenous Lives in Canada”https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/defund-police-canada-black-indigenous-lives_ca_5ed65eb2c5b6ccd7c56bdf7d

 

Read this excellent article written by Alex S. Vitale, author of “The End of Policing” explaining why the Only Solution is to Defund the Policehttps://www.thenation.com/article/activism/defund-police-protest/

 

Listen to this podcast “Sandy & Nora” Abolish the Policehttps://sandyandnora.com/episode-103-abolish-the-police/?fbclid=IwAR16ZQR2IxLWyplbJto47H4nT8rLDHt7b42IsH8j6NEI1JY6EYzAn91bt5A

 

Anyone with a Twitter account should be following Desmond Cole, and seek out other social media accounts that fight for racial justice: https://twitter.com/DesmondCole?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

 

You can stream this Doc “The Skin We’re In” on CBC Gem:  https://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/m_episodes/the-skin-were-in

 

You can also order the book version of it, written by Desmond Cole here: https://bookmanager.com/queenbk/?searchtype=keyword&qs=The+Skin+we%27re+in&qs_file=&q=h.tviewer&using_sb=status&qsb=keyword

 

If you’re wondering what you can do in Canada to support radicalized front line workers, CALL your MP today and tell them you support 10 permanent paid sick days for workers *Legislate Immediately* #paidsickdayssavelives  

 

Go to this website for more information and a script on what to say, the phone call takes all of 10 minutes and will make a difference: https://www.15andfairness.org/keepfightingforsickdays

 

Learn about or donate to Communities Against Police Brutalityhttps://www.cuapb.org/ 

 

This is their FREE Course called Police Brutality 101https://www.cuapb.org/pb101

 

Do the research to understand the origin of the police force, both in the US and here in Canada.

 

Get to know and support these Toronto Organizations putting Black Lives at the centre:

-NIA Centre for the Artshttps://niacentre.org/

-Black Women In Motion- Youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence: https://blackwomeninmotion.org/

-Black Youth Help Line- focuses on community development and support for Black youth across Canada: https://blackyouth.ca/

-Black Legal Action Centre- a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services for low or no income Black residents in Ontario: https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca/

-Freedom School Toronto- a youth and parent led initiative that intervenes to fight against anti-black racism in the school system and to create educational alternatives for Black children: https://freedomschooltoronto.ca/?fbclid=IwAR1bZRG9V3LRTlm1A4k6cjGuoNE0YBXGFMz_1A-PfqguNkDB3KDobhmOdf4

-Showing Up For Racial Justice Torontois a local chapter of an international organization committed to moving white people and communities into action to support racial justice movements as part of a broader multi-racial majority. https://surjtoronto.com/?fbclid=IwAR3G8hMDRntmfUnpE4zAPqvKotP-uezLoJbVwARX7uQCYdIm5cHa_ToOnx4

-Sundance Harvest: a food justice centred Urban Farm located in Toronto ON, you can also follow the creator of Sundance, Cheyenne Sundance,  on Instagram @sundanceharvest https://www.sundanceharvestfarm.com/

-Carribean African Canadian Social Services: https://cafcan.org/

-TAIBU Community Health Centre: provides primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the local community of Malvern.

http://taibuchc.ca/en/home/

-Black Artists Union- https://www.baucollective.ca/

-Women Of Color in the Arts: http://www.womenofcolorinthearts.org/

Sources/Special Thanks: ACTRA Toronto, SAG AFTRA, LB Acting Studio BIPOC Committee Members: Jajube Mandiela, Nadia George, Michelle Arvizu & Bunz Community