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Below is a list of resources we have collected after engaging and participating in first. We would like to recognize that these resources were mostly provided to us through the amazing team at Cicely Blain Consulting and Bakau Consulting. 

They continuously provide access to online conferences, workshops, and lists of resources to continue the learning/ unlearning process of colonialism and white supremacy. 

This list is in no way complete, but there are a lot of great starting points. Please let us know if you have any additional resources or feedback for us!

Miiko Skin Co acknowledges with gratitude that this work takes place on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.

Videos/Short Films

Secret Victoria: Rush to Freedom

Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan's Alley 

The Urgency of Intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw

Events/Workshops/Online Courses

Strategem Pop-Up Event: Black Queer Futures | January 23 - February 27, 2021 - Tickets: $279.54 

All of these workshops are recorded and ticket holders can watch them at a later date. Upcoming Workshops Below:

→ February 4th -  Afrofuturism: Creating Us Into Existence - 5-7pm PST

This panel brings together a cross discipline group of Black queer and trans artists to discuss the power of Afrofuturism in shaping new and brilliant futures where Blackness is celebrated and liberated.

→ February 9th - Police Surveillance in Black Queer Activism - 12-2pm PST

Former Black Lives Matter organizer and surveillance researcher talks about activist safety and police surveillance in protests, marches and parades. This session exposes and unpacks the use of technology to continue violent persecution of Black activists in the 21st century.

→ February 13th - Afro-Indigenous Resilience - 10am-12pm PST

This panel brings together Afro-Indigenous thought leaders, activists and community organizers from across Turtle Island for a powerful dialogue on the living at the intersections of Blackness and Indigeneity. Speakers share their lived and professional experience resisting anti-Blackness and settler colonialism through words and action.

→ February 16th - Out There Without Fear: Black Bodies in Motion - 4-6.30pm PST

Out There Without Fear is a documentary directed by Joelle Powe out of Jamaica that tells the story of the Jamaican dancehall scene. Join for a film screening followed by a panel with the director alongside visionary Black dancers and movers.

→ February 23rd - Redefining Black Masculinity - 5-7pm PST

Black masculinity is a criminalized identity. Join four queer and trans masc-identifying speakers and community organizers to engage in transformative redefinition of Black masculinity - unpack stereotypes and understand the intersections of anti-Blackness and toxic masculinity through a Black feminist lens.

Black Deaf Artists Panel | February 27, 2021 - 4-6pm EST - Free online event

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the intersectionality of Deaf culture with the hurdles between accessibility and racism. Link to Register

Spiritual Activism 101 + 102 | Rachel Ricketts - Webinar Replays

Folx will leave feeling more supported and empowered in their journey to better show up for themselves and the collective, and most importantly, in supporting people of colour (particularly Black and Indigenous folks).

Open to all hue-mxns, especially white folx wanting to learn how they can better support Black and Indigenous women+, BI&PoC seeking tools to unpack internalized oppression and/or all those seeking spiritual tools + practices to assist in committing to anti-racism. 

Racial and Social Justice 101 and 202 | Ericka Hart - Recorded Webinars

This recorded webinar acts as an educational resource for organizations and individuals seeking to deepen both their professional and personal practices toward centering those who navigate society from its margins.

Picking up where RJ 101 left off, participants will explore the underpinnings of anti-Blackness with the intent to uproot it in their everyday lives and the world at large.

Books 

Podcasts

  • Free Black Millennials- a free form conversations style podcast that amplifies the unique voices of artists, up and coming pioneers, world changers and people just out here trying to figure it out. (Follow Deón on Instagram @freeblackmillennials).

  • Secret Life of Canada - a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't.

  • Strategem Podcast - an extension of the larger body of digital work provided by Cicely Blain Consulting. This podcast is hosted by your favourite femmes dedicated to sharing their favourite ideas, strategies and solutions to help us move collectively towards liberation. 

  • Code Switch Podcast (NPR) - a podcast talking about race, gender, ethnicity, identity, and many complex topics common in the 21st century.

  • Seen - through the eyes of Black and brown queer women, Seen explores how we chose to live at the intersection of personal healing and collective liberation work. 

  • Hoodrat to Headwrap - a Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books.

  • Girl! You Know It - Black Women Connect Vancouver.

CBC Radio 

Canada's slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement 

Consulting

Instagram accounts 

For Kids

We hope that this list can continue to grow and can be a place for our community to share their resources! If you have a favourite book, video, Podcast, Instagram account, or other resource that you would like us to add to this list, please click here to send us an email!

xoxo

Team Miiko

February 11, 2021 — Kimiko Foster

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