Black History Month in Canada & #BLM

‘Learn something new everyday’ – This week we talk about the Black History Month / #BlackLivesMatter kick-off event that took place at the Toronto Reference Library on February 1st. The event was an excellent conversation starter about what’s been happening in Canada’s black community and the history of people of colour in this country. The panel was lively and surprising all round. We have a loaded talk about historical & present day black culture, Buxton to Blackhurst and so much more.

Little Black Book:

1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

2. Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph

3. Between the World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

4. Drinking Coffee Elsewhere- ZZ Packer