‘The basic foundation of our democracy is our humanity’: An in-depth conversation with Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Caesar-Chavannes on inclusion and anti-racism, sharing her story as a Black woman in Canadian politics, and more

Why It Matters

It’s been over half a year since 2020’s renewed attention to the Black Lives Matter movement, and important conversations have begun, but true, systemic change in Canadian politics, policy, and civil society has yet to come to fruition.

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