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Short Videos & lessons - Black History Month

It’s Black History Month and so I thought I’d share some short yet impactful videos, information and lessons with you.  

Here’s a video of Lorenzo, speaking about racism in Canada (3 mins):
A perfect time to discuss hidden prejudices we may have. What happens when we admit our biases?
Then there’s an essay: Slavery’s Long Destructive Legacy ( where you can find this statement by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 
“Africans were born free, yet everywhere they were enslaved.” This enslavement essentially ejected African slaves from the human community (an effective conversation starter)
A riveting account of The Underground Railroad by Michael Williams (former Much Music Vj) (4 mins): 
Inspire them with this video of Jean Augustine - Canadas first black female MP:
Finally, explore Nelson Mandela’s impact on apartheid and our comprehensive account of all that he did throughout this life to battle oppression through peaceful demonstrations. Then discuss whether peaceful strategies work.
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Wishing you an inspired month!

Jodi Derkson


BC Regional Director of Educational Programs