Full video: Celina Caesar-Chavannes on why (and how) you should act now on anti-racism

“Democracy doesn’t happen every four years when we cast a ballot — direct democracy should happen every day.”

Why It Matters

It’s been nine months since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd and the current iteration of the global Black Lives Matter movement emerged. Canadian governments and civil society institutions made big commitments to anti-racism, but change requires more than talk.

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