The Path to Solidarity
The events of 2020 have cast a particular light on the insidious nature of systemic racism and reignited global movements for justice and racial equality. Corporations have responded by publishing statements of solidarity and new commitments to change. It has put institutions and their leaders to the test. The potential to make sustainable change and delineate new spaces that would allow for a creative and full exploration of systemic oppression in all of its complexities implies a new meaning for political and social responsibility. What comes after the messages of solidarity have been delivered? Join us for three critical dialogues between key industry changemakers on their initiatives to advance solidarity, racial justice and equality in the audio-visual sector.
SESSION ONE: The Change We Seek
Storytellers, activists and media professionals, in challenging structural racism and questioning the nature of oppression and exclusion, are advocating for effective and sustainable change.
A conversation with two organizations on their work, the importance of building coalitions and the power of community engagement.
SHOW TIME: TBA
GUEST: Kadon Douglas
Kadon Douglas is the inaugural executive director of BIPOC TV & Film, a Toronto-based grassroots nonprofit organization advocating for greater equity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour professionals working—at all levels, in front of and behind the camera—in Canada’s film and TV industry.