Tracing the footsteps of black activists in this country, Being in Black in Canada also features the members of The Black Action Defense Committee, who marched for justice in Toronto in the '80s and '90s, and looks at the demonstrations against police brutality and the growing list of black men shot by police in Canada.
Tomlinson also speaks with several young activists fighting for change today, including journalist Desmond Cole; co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, Sandy Hudson; and community activist, visual artist, researcher, youth advocate, educator and radio host Syrus Marcus Ware. Together they form a panel to discuss what black activism (or #blactivism) means to them and what they envision for the future.
"Black History Month is an important time to recognize the contributions of this country's black community," says Jennifer McGuire, GM and editor-in-chief, CBC News, English Services. "CBC News is proud to present a program that honours the courage of Canadians such as Viola Desmond and the work of new activists today."
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