Project Protech’s 13th Resilience Dialogue series will talk about Solidarity With Black And Indigenous Communities in Confronting Racism. Markdown February 25, 2021, at 8 pm EST. Please register for this event in advance.
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified some of the significant racial discrimination against various racialized groups. East Asian communities are not the only ones that have faced the impact of racial discrimination. Black and Indigenous people have historically and continue to face a wide range of injustices by the dominant culture. In this discussion, we will examine some of the ways that racial discrimination and injustice occurs for Black and Indigenous people within Canada.
May Lui (MEd, Lead Consultant, May Lui Consulting)
May (she/her) is mixed-race and light-skinned, a settler/immigrant descendant of Chinese and white/ European/ Jewish background. May is an activist, ally and resister against all forms of oppression and has been facilitating anti-oppression training and education since 1997.
Melissa Chung-Mowat is of mixed-heritage, her father is of Chinese descent from Suriname and her mother is Metis, a descendant of the Red River Valley Metis. She was raised by her mom in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, and the Interlake region of Manitoba. She has spent her adulthood exploring her own identity as a mixed-heritage Indigenous woman and second generation Chinese Canadian in her studies, personal life, and in her career. For nearly a decade, Melissa has worked and volunteered for anti-poverty causes, and toward anti-racism and truth and reconciliation efforts. Much of this work has focused on training and employment initiatives for Indigenous peoples and new Canadians in Winnipeg. Melissa holds a Master of Arts in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University and completed an undergraduate degree in Political Studies at the University of Winnipeg.
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