Published Jun 02, 2020In support of Black Lives Matter and The Show Must Be Paused initiative, Exclaim! will not be publishing today as part of Blackout Tuesday. Following the needless deaths of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more Black citizens, we stand in solidarity with the music industry's call for a moment of silence and reflection.
While protests continue in the U.S., racism extends far beyond America's borders, and Canada is not immune. Racism is not an "American problem," with discrimination having systemic footholds both in Canada and across the globe — the death of 29-year-old Toronto woman Regis Korchinski-Paquet being only one of many recent examples.
We ask that you too stand against racism not only during this 24-hour initiative, but in the many days and years to come. Accountability and change are needed now more than ever, with today only being one small step towards a better, more unified tomorrow.
We encourage you to support the organizations and explore the various resources found below.
Resources by Region:
Black Lives Matter Toronto
Guelph Peaceful Protest to Support Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Waterloo
Black Lives Matter Montreal
Black Lives Matter Vancouver
Black Space Winnipeg
The Come Up (Edmonton)
Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)
Legal Aid Ontario
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Justice for Regis
Not Another Black Life
Foodshare (partnered with #NotAnotherBlackLife)
TAIBU Community Health Centre
Black Health Alliance
Supporting Our Youth (SOY)
Black Women in Motion
Black Youth Jobs
Canada Anti-Hate Network
Toronto Protestors Bail Out Fund
Black Artists' Network in Dialogue (BAND)
The Well Collective
Women's Health in Women's Hands