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WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 5

February 5th, 2016     by Ronak Ghorbani     Comments

Illustration: Erin McPhee

CBC Arts reporter & host Amanda Parris has created a cross-country guide for Black History Month events.

This Sunday, February 7th at 5 p.m. on CBC News, journalist Asha Tomlinson hosts Being Black in Canada looking at current Black activism in Canada and its histories.

If you are in the Toronto area, check out the fourth annual Afro Futurism Art Exhibit, Black Future Month running until February 20th.

Sunday, February 14th marks the 11th annual Strawberry Ceremony for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, trans and two spirits and those who have died violent deaths. In Toronto, the ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street. Ceremonies and marches will also be held in ten other cities including Victoria, Montreal, and Edmonton; for the full list please see here.

Muskrat Magazine asks: How will you support Indigenous peoples in 2016?

As the Jian Ghomeshi trial unfolds, we’ve seen a slew of problematic media reporting which prompted many to remind journalists to: use the right words. Femifesto’s media guide was created exactly for covering court cases like this.

Toni Morrison and Angela Davis are on the latest New York Public Library podcast talking about everything from liberation struggles, to history, to education, and more.

A reminder that Shameless’ Alternative Beauty issue is on newsstands now!

Tags: activist report, event listings, indigenous, news flash, race, recommended reading

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