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Tuesday, December 1 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Beyond Solidarity Statements

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The ongoing Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has ignited wide-spread conversations worldwide about racism, equity, and inclusion. Winnipeg saw likely the largest march and direct action since the 1919 General Strike on June 5, 2020 in support of BLM and police defunding. Many organizations and businesses shared information via social media platforms and launched solidarity statements with the BLM movement. The purpose of this session is to explore what community builders and organizations are doing (and can do) toward anti-racism internally and in community. What are strong examples of anti-racist practice and action that organizations have undertaken? What call ins/call outs are necessary to strengthen equity and inclusion in our movements and sector to help build the future we want?

Moderators
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Angelina Pelletier

Systems Navigator and Program Manager, Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad
Born and raised in Treaty 1 territory, Angelina Pelletier is a passionate community advocate and specializes in educating and empowering young people with a focus on systemic discrimination. She is a Systems Navigator and Program Manager at an Indigenous youth-serving organization... Read More →

Speakers
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Dorota Blumczynska

Executive Director, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
Dorota Blumczynska is the executive director of IRCOM. Through her lived experience and in her work, she understands the power of education, self-determination, and the freedom to share our stories and be accepted as whole persons. This knowledge coupled with a deep sense of social... Read More →
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Ella Taylor

Community Programs Assistant, Daniel McIntyre/St. Matthews Community Association
Ella Taylor (she/they) is a 21 year old Criminal Justice student and community organizer working in community development in the West End. She is passionate about social justice, music, and being an Aquarius ♒️!
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Rhonda Thompson

Treasurer, Black History Month Celebration Committee, Congress of Black Women of Manitoba Inc.
As an avid community supporter, Rhonda has lent her insight and expertise in Community Relations and Finance to a number of organizations. She helps to facilitate community engagement opportunities and acts as a liaison between demographical groups to encourage knowledge transfer.Rhonda... Read More →
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Elliot Walsh

Studio 393 Manager, Graffiti Art Programming Inc.


Tuesday December 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm CST