Thanks to everyone who attended the February, 23, 2014 joint Labour and Community-Based Organizations Celebration of Black History Month Featuring the Film screening of Colour Me: A moving film about race and diversity
Over 150 viewers attended the screening of Colour Me.
The Urban Alliance on Race Relations, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF), the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4400 (Toronto Education Workers), and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) co-sponsored an African Heritage/Black History Month event titled Colour Me: a moving film about race and identity in Canada. It challenged viewers to reexamine how we think about race through a film documentary on a groundbreaking mentorship program for black teens in Brampton. The 45 minute screening was followed by a workshop with director and motivation speaker Anthony McLean.
The screening of ‘Colour Me’ was a successful event for the joint labour-community organizations in hosting social justice oriented events, that created the opportunity for issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to be explored.
The large audience in attendance proved that events like these resonate positively. It was great to see many young people in the audience as the documentary spoke to their lived experiences and the need to better support the aspirations of young people through mentoring, access to opportunities and helping them to succeed in school and in life.
It can be said that the CBTU membership as well as the wider-community benefitted from the rich discussion that followed.
Thanks again to the CBTU for inviting the UARR to collaborate as a community sponsor.