Recognize Black History Month,
Documentary & Discussion: "Journey to Justice"
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Aaniin Library, 5665 14th Avenue map
They are Canada's unsung heroes in the fight for Black civil rights.
Gain insight into the experiences of Black Canadians and their vital role in the community.Join us to recognize Black History Month with a screening of the short National Film Board of Canada documentary ”Journey to Justice.” After the film, take part in a discussion framed by the film and facilitated by the Markham Race Relations Committee.
PROGRAM:Journey to JusticeDirected by Milton Bryan, Roger McTair | 2000 | 47 minDescription:This documentary pays tribute to a group of Canadians who took racism to court. Focusing on the 1930s to the 1950s, this film documents the struggle of 6 people who refused to accept inequality. Featured here, among others, are Viola Desmond, a woman who insisted on keeping her seat at the Roseland movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946 rather than moving to the section normally reserved for the city's Black population, and Fred Christie, who took his case to the Supreme Court after being denied service at a Montreal tavern in 1936. These brave pioneers helped secure justice for all Canadians. Their stories deserve to be told.
This event is made possible by a collaboration with the Markham Race Relations Committee.
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