This week, on the day dashboard video was released to the public by court order, Officer Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder -- 400 days after he killed Black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter movement started in the U.S. in 2012. In the past three years, it’s become a global movement. Pascale Diverlus is co-founder of the Toronto chapter.
Oct 9, 2015 to Oct 10, 2015
350 Victoria StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 28.3572" N, 79° 22' 49.6416" W
Social Justice Week features some amazing speakers, lectures and workshops on issues related to Indigenous solidarity, decent work, migrant workers' rights, and Black Lives Matter.
In response to the high number of racialized deaths of young black males, Toronto adds its voice to the struggle to make #BlackLivesMatter
Sep 18, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Ismaili Centre, the Social Hall
49 Wynford DriveToronto , ON
Canada43° 43' 24.9168" N, 79° 20' 1.41" W
Join us for a discussion about the controversial practice of police "carding" of racial minorities and the role of protest and human rights in tackling systemic racism.
The Driftwood Community Centre and the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) present a Black August film screening and group discussion on fighting for justice.
Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond died this week at the age of 75. Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan reflect on his contributions to racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Anti-Black racism and police violence is an issue globally, yes, even in Canada. Read about the movement here.
This year's Venice Biennale showcases a growing community of politically engaged artists, who not only reflect the beauty and brutality of the world, but might actually change it.
Why are Black Lives Matter movements occurring in Toronto and who is leading this movement in Canada? Find this out and more about the future of the movement here.