Why a Just Recovery must be anti-racist: Mass online teach-in

June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm

In the midst of COVID-19 and the climate crisis, communities across North America are rising up in solidarity with Black Lives Matter to confront racist police violence and white supremacy. In the last few weeks alone in Canada, police have claimed the lives of Black and Indigenous people including Chantel Moore, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Eishia Hudson, Jason Collins, Kevin Andrews, and D'Andre Campbell.

We must grapple with Canada’s long history of state-sanctioned violence and entrenched white supremacy that over-polices, criminalizes, and systematically murders Black and Indigenous people.

At its core, a Just Recovery to build back better after the pandemic means reorienting our society to tackle the climate crisis, rising inequality, and systemic racism. This means taking action against systemic racism that disproportionately exposes Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to COVID-19, the climate crisis, and state violence.

That’s why, on June 11th, we are hosting a mass training Thursday June 11 at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET on how the movement for a Just Recovery can show up for Black and Indigenous Lives.

Register online

Speakers include:

  • Sarah Jama: Anti-racism and disability justice organizer
  • Erica Violet Lee: Writer and Indigenous rights defender
  • Catherine Abreu: Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada
  • Moderated by Anjali Appadurai, Climate Justice Campaigner, Sierra Club BC

Closed captioning will be provided on this webinar