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YYC Colours

Submitted by aedavids on Fri, 03/03/2017 - 12:06pm

YYC Colours: Documentary Screening & Panel discussion on Racism and Religious Discrimination
Part of Diversity Week

When: Monday March 20th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Where: That Empty Space, MSC

YYC Colours 

is a documentary that is created to start discussions about racism in Calgary and Canada in general. The film took over a year and a half to produce. We spoke to hundreds of people and over 100 interviews were recorded through a community call to action that contributed to the content of the film. The goal is to have people view the film and start having honest conversations about racism and privilege in our society. The subject of race can be very touchy, but if we as a society don’t engage in the conversation and understand the problem, racism will never end.

Panelists

• Jessica Shaw, Assistant Professor University of Calgary (focus on racism/discrimination as a whole)
• Saima Jamal, Peace Activist (focus on Islamophobia)
• Khalil Alomar, VOICES (focus on Racism in Queer community)
• Evans Yellow Old Woman, Alex Centre (focus on Racism in Indigenous community)
• Rodney Diverlus, Black Lives Matters Calgary co-founder (Focus on Racism in black community)