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Thursday, April 21st 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Justine Turner and Mark Drewe live from Canada. The two worked together to make the documentary film Finding Freedom In The Forest City. Part of Turner’s motivation for this project was her “mixed-race” upbringing – she has a White mother and a black father. She’s also invested years of time and energy organizing Black History Month events as well as local Emancipation Day celebrations. Finding Freedom reviews the history of enslaved black Americans escaping to Canada in hopes of having a better life. Turner and Drewe do not emphasize 21st century White Supremacy in Canada – which has been heavily spotlighted by Black Lives Matter Toronto this year; the filmmakers instead display a litany of black Canadians who’ve thrived in London, Ontario and made Canada better with their success. We’ll ask the two what problems they hoped to solve or address with this documentary.
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