Black History Month Resources
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.
Secret Victoria: Rush to Freedom
Secret Vancouver: Return to Hogan's Alley
The Urgency of Intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw
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.
You can also check out Bookish and Black's Instagram page for more recommendations (and big Taurus energy!).
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.
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.
Canada's slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement
Green Girl Leah - activist and founder of Intersectional Environmentalist.
Mariam Ingrid Barry - Actor and Indie Filmmaker.
Rachel Cargle - Public Academic, Philanthropic Innovator, Social Entrepreneur.
Desiree Dawson Music - Singer of Songs and Facilitator of Mindful Musical Spaces.
Urvoicematters - Advocation for Black Lives Victoria.
Intersectional Environmentalists - an environmentalism and activism resource hub that explores the intersections of social and environmental justice.
Imbali Bloom Consulting - Palesa is a Mindset Coach.
Free Black Millennials - A Movement and Podcast that heals, entertains, educates & celebrates black stories and culture to promote social & systematic change.
Black Women Connect Vancouver - A collective of Black women who come together to inspire, empower, leverage our strengths and diverse experiences.
Empowered Black Girl - A conference to inspire and empower young Black girls to become high-achieving women leaders.
Hogan's Alley - Advancing the social, political, economic and cultural well-being of people of African Descent in Vancouver and British Columbia.
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!