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Black Lives Matter


Today, June 5th, a a day after George Floyd's memorial & on the birthday of Breonna Taylor, the Philippine Arts Council would like to recognize and show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.


While there is no celebrating the injustices involving the mistreatment of Black individuals, we would still like to continue celebrating Philippine Heritage Month for the rest of June. However, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we would like to take this time to highlight Black Edmonton-based organizations and Canadian artists -- to listen, learn and strengthen their voice.


Organizations:

Black Lives Matter Edmonton

Black Women United Yeg

Council for Canadians of African and Caribbean Heritage - exists to undertake and support activities that enhance the social, economic, and educational life of the African and Caribbean heritage communities in Edmonton and beyond.

Edmonton Multicultural Coalition

iHuman Youth Society - amplifies the voices of marginalized young people through their creative expression, addresses their needs, and supports goals that privilege their voices.

National Black Coalition of Canada, Edmonton - works towards fostering communication and solidarity among Blacks in Canada and achieving full social, racial cultural, political and economic harmony in our city and across Canada.

Shades of Colour - works to create safe spaces for QTIBPOCs (queer and trans, Indigenous, Black and people of colour) in Edmonton, providing ongoing support for individuals who are seeking and or struggling with their identities.

The Come Up Edmonton - encourages individual and collective youth empowerment of African and Caribbean communities in Edmonton.


Artists & Writers:

5 Artists 1 Love - promotes a celebration of the vibrancy and range of Edmonton's African Canadian Communities through artistic community engagement and events.

Desmond Cole

Stephanie French

Denham Jolly

Jesse Lipscombe

Robyn Maynard

Biboye Onanuga

M. NourbeSe Philip

Thato X Pilane

Rinaldo Walcott

Brandon Wint


If you have some to add on to the list, please let us know in the Comments section.


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