Despite all the policies and action plans, our school boards have a long way to go when it comes to eliminating anti-Black racism and improving educational outcomes for Black students.
Join the Black Youth Collaborative in a special session with Patrick Case, the Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Equity Officer in the Education Equity Secretariat of the Ministry of Education. In this session, we'll speak about the new policy/program memorandum 165 on diversity hiring and staff representation and how we can hold our schools accountable to anti-racist policies and mandated action plans.
This virtual session will take place on zoom Friday, May 14, 2021, from 3:30-4:30
Please Join Us! Zoom Info Here
Educational Interactive on the Transatlantic Slave Trade
This FREE educational resource follows the journey of two rappers, Jelly from Toronto and Yoshi from Atlanta, as they retrace actual slave trading routes across Georgia, USA, Ontario, Canada and Gold Coast, Ghana. We made this resource for educators to enhance Black history curricula and to bring more culturally relevant and responsive content into classrooms. We hope this resource inspires, connects and better informs students and educators alike about the transatlantic slave trade and how it's shaped so much of the world we experience today.
Check out all 8 lessons here!
On June 16, the Black Youth Collaborative hosted a Zoom Webinar for 190+ students, parents/caregivers and school-based staff to share questions and concerns with legal and education professionals on Anti-Black Racism in Education. If you missed the conversation you can watch the full session in the video above.
Supported by the Youth Opportunities Fund at Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Black Youth Collaborative is a collective of 20 Black high school students and 43 Black & ally organizations across the Greater Toronto Area working together to strengthen the education system for Black students experiencing racism and discrimination.
Crystals As Crowns is a mixed media storytelling and cultural arts campaign seeking to reduce negative conceptions of self and low self-esteem among black youth and larger society by presenting empowering imagery of youth in control of their futures and rooted in a self-determined imagination, the “Crystal Mind.”