We are a group of Black teenagers in Surrey, BC. We want to share our stories about Black struggles: to talk to and about Black youth. All too often Black youth feel isolated and marginalized and the Daily Dose of Blackness is designed to centre and celebrate Black youth, our experiences and our struggles.
Developed with support from the Ministry of Education and high schools across Metro Vancouver, One Girl Can introduces students to the concept of gender equality and the needs and challenges many girls face across the globe. It also includes boys in a conversation about gender equality and the role they play as allies for change.
“full of empowering stories of youth who are showing us that this moment of climate danger is also a moment of great opportunity—an opportunity to change everything. My hope is that young readers will find inspiration in the book to join the fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit.” Naomi Klein
As The Canadian Encyclopedia launches an exciting new chapter in its 28-year history with a multi-faceted and eminently interactive new website, we’re calling on Canadians to contribute articles and ideas on topics from history and politics to art and science and everything in between.
“Part of what we tend to do with history we don’t consider significant, like Black history, is put it in a box, as something that exists only in the past,” explains Dr. Wright. “We think, ‘Oh, there were some Blacks here in the past. Of course, they are hardly any here now.’” This leads to marginalizing both past and present Blackness.