Did you say “Black” British Columbia?

Did you say “Black” British Columbia? The Politics of Absent Presence between the Black Pioneers and Present Day African Refugees with Professor Handel Kashope Wright. Professor Wright is the Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, University of British Columbia.  In this presentation he addresses the purpose and effects of erasing a substantial part of Black history. He also names the projects that document Twentieth Century Black BC. There is an urgent need to strongly assert that Black Lives Matter, in historical, contemporary, geographical and political terms, despite constituting a small percentage of the BC population.
In 2021, Professor Wright was the keynote speaker for our 2021 Black History Month program – “Putting Black British Columbia to Work”. Watch