Kitchener mayor cancels Black History Month dinner after complaints that it was a weak gesture

Kitchener mayor cancels Black History Month dinner after complaints that it was a weak gesture
Original Post: The Waterloo Record ANAM LATIF FEBRUARY 24, 2020 KITCHENER - Mayor Berry Vrbanovic has cancelled a Black History Month dinner with members of the local Black community after one local group said the dinner was a weak gesture that was hastily put together and wasn't inclusive. "There is a long history of political leaders placating the community with food," said Fitsum Areguy, a local activist and member of the African, Caribbean and Black

Community Reading List

Black history month may be over but that doesn't mean we need to stop thinking critically about race and the effects of anti-Black racism. We've compiled a list of 12 books that the community can read to examine and reflect on complex conversations surrounding race, class, gender and socioeconomic status. All books are available at the Kitchener Public Library with some being available at the Waterloo Public Library. Reclaiming Our Space, Feminis