Earlier this week Gordon Neighbourhood House along with the Association of Neighbourhood Houses released a public statement acknowledging the reality of anti-black racism in our community.
As an organization we are committed to promoting an anti-racist society and we are sharing these resources so that our community can have a better understanding of why we have made this commitment and learn how to join us.
Today there will be a Freedom from Hate march in our neighbourhood starting at 4pm in Jack Poole Plaza and ending at Sunset Beach where there will be speakers. Please remember to bring your mask.
Circa 1948 is an augmented reality app that allows you to take a virtual tour of the now destroyed Hogan’s Alley.
This interactive map Black Strathcona celebrates some of the interesting people and places that made up the neighbourhood.
This video explores what life was like in Hogan’s Alley before its destruction, as well as highlighting the community activism that took place to prevent further displacement of people from nearby Chinatown.
Check out this report Towards a Healthy City – Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Vancouver.
Black Lives Matter Canada can be found here and you can follow this link to read the Vancouver Black Lives Matter Calls on the City to Dismantle Systems of Violence and Oppression.
This link take you to a two hour Youtube Webinar titled Resistance and Resurgence: Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Canada.
Diverse Book Finder is a website designed to help parents source books that feature Black and Indigenous people and People of Colour.
Raising Little Allies To Be might be of interest to some parents.
Indigenous Peoples Day is this Sunday June 21st. This article highlights some of the ways that you can celebrate virtually through podcasts, movies, sports, humor, and museums.
The Vancouver Public Library has resources for learning about Indigenous people here.
Massy Books is an Indigenous owned book store in Downtown Vancouver.
Afro Biz is a website that can help you to find Vancouver’s Black owned businesses, Black owned restaurants, Black artists, and more.
The Write to Read project delivers books, libraries, tablets, and high speed internet to remote Indigenous communities in BC.
Vancouver Black Therapy and Advocacy Fund is raising money to support the mental health needs of our Black community members.
Black in B.C. Community Support Fund for COVID-19 is a fundraiser for a low-barrier, emergency, micro-grant program to support those experiencing financial hardship at this time.