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Community Connections with Alectra Partnership


In partnership with Alectra and libraries Making Change is connecting ten communities for conversations on anti-Black Racism. Presentations include: Bradford West Gwillimbury (November 25), New Tecumseth (November 30), Penetanguishene (Feb 2022), Brampton, Mississauga, Aurora (March 2022), Hamilton, and others to be confirmed. Funding made possible through the generous support of Alectra Utilities.


If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

This Making Change presentation will spark conversations and discussions around diversity and inclusion. Through sharing their lived experiences as Black women, Making Change presenters bring a conversation about how Making Change is a lifelong journey. They discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and local initiatives, and how it has impacted them personally and in the community. They will reflect on why Making Change was launched and detail their community work.


Meant to move the conversation forward and being mindful of the sensitive nature of the discussion, they share perspectives and suggestions on becoming an ally and doing self-work around anti-Black racism. A question and answer opportunity will close out the session.


Overview:

● A local overview of the BLM movement vs a moment

● Our lived experiences as Black women

● Insights into the creation of Making Change, our goals and the community work we do

● How individuals can become allies, and do self-work around anti-Black racism

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