In this issue: 48-hour Anti-Racism Film Festival; Canada 150; Black History Month, Refugee Awareness, Anti-Racism workshop, Foucault Read-in, Reconciliation, Colour Code.
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48-hour Anti-Racism Film Festival

48 hour Anti-Racism Film Festival
This year CFRAC is partnering with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation to commemorate March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, through a multi-event film festival. The festival will start off with a 48-hour film challenge, held from Feb. 17-19, 2017 and a Poetry Jam at Massawa Cafe & Bistro on Feb. 18, 2017 at 7pm. We are still looking for teams to register for the film challenge. All of the films will be showcased at the March 21 Red Carpet Film Festival Screening. To register for the challenge or the poetry jam, to get your FREE tickets for the red carpet film screening, or for more information on the challenge and the festival please check out the event website and follow our journey through #48hourantiracism.
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Save The Date

A Living History of Canada's Race Relations
When? May 18, 2017
Where? Prince of Wales Armories Heritage Centre

In collaboration with Lillian Osborne High School students enrolled in Drama 20/30, the CFRAC is creating a living timeline of Canada's race relations. Come learn with us as we discover the challenge that many peoples have faced, and continue to face, on this land. 

Stay tuned for further details!

'Society Must Be Defended'

Join Savage Minds for a Read-In on Jan. 20, 2017 to explore Michel Foucault's 'Society Must Be Defended', a work that explores the interplay of sovereign power, discipline, biopolitics, and concepts of security, and race. See here for more information, and here to download the chapter.

Rage or Reconciliation?

Read Max FineDay's latest article on youth-led reconciliation in Canada and the way forward. FineDay is the co-ED of Canadian Roots Exchange, an organization dedicated to building relationships amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.


Black History Month

Upcoming Events
Jan. 28 - NBCC's 2017 Black History Month Opening Ceremonies
Feb.1 - Do Not Resist: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Feb. 2 - First official recognition of Black History Month at the Alberta Legislature, 6pm
Feb. 9-12 - Black Arts Matter (BAM!) Festival
Feb. 10 - 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration: Honoring African-Canadian Contributions, City Hall, 11am
Feb. 11 - NBCC's Black History Month Gospel Concert
Feb. 18 - 5 Artists One Love, a night of art, music, dance, and poetry
Feb. 24 - I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening and Potluck
Feb. 24 - African Fashion Week Edmonton
Feb. 25 - AfroQuiz: Jeopardy-style game show competition for kids

Upcoming Workshop Series: Anti-Racism

Join us for a three-part series exploring the roots of racism and gain a better understanding of the impacts of racism on an individual, institutional, and societal level and develop tools for dealing with racism in communities and in the workplace. Workshops will take place on February 24, March 10 & 24, 2017.
For more information, or to register, contact us.
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Upcoming Workshop: Refugee Awareness for Inclusive Communities

Join the CFRAC and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op for a full day workshop exploring refugee journeys and experiences. Gain a better understanding of the challenges and barriers that refugees face, and learn how to build more equitable practices. This workshop will be held on Feb. 22, 2017. Click here for more information and to register. 
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Colour Code podcast

The Globe and Mail launched a podcast to talk about race in Canada called Colour Code. As hosts Denise Balkissoon and Hannah Sung say in their overview, "we won’t have all the answers but we do ask bold questions." 

You can find more information and listen to all of the episodes at the Globe and Mail website.
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