This is a portion of Bernadette Arthur's Canada newsletter for August. Sign up to receive full-length Race Relations newsletters at bit.ly/racerelationsnews.
The U.S. and Canada have an interesting relationship. In my opinion, it often mimics a sibling rivalry.
Looking for a way to celebrate the CRC's All Nation's Heritage Week? Why not sign up to be a host site for the 2nd Annual Racial Justice Film Week? We have suggested movies and a film kit for each one.
Join us in a reflective art-making practice. We will learn together about forming community across social and ethnic boundaries, while practicing the art of kintsugi.
Join us for a 1/2 day of learning about the history of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. You will have the chance to participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise; tour the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre and learn about the work they do; hear teachings about the Indian Act; and learn about First Nations' resiliency.
Apparently both this year and last, my niece has been teased by her classmates because of her beautiful skin tone.
The communal Advent practices of remembering, celebrating, mourning, and anticipating prompt me to consider how those themes have showed up over the last year in the work of racial justice and equity in Canada.