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July 8, 2020 / Toronto
The tears may flow all night, but joy will come in the morning. A paraphrasing of an oft repeated phrase of my mothers and grandmothers steeped in the teachings of the Black Church. For me this phrase is not only a message of general hope, but a message with specificity about resistance, about the coming of the day of liberation for our people held in centuries-long bondage. A message of hope for all people who have been excluded and violated.
June 25, 2020 / Toronto - OCASI called for regularization of immigration status for all in an appearance before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
OCASI Executive Director Debbie Douglas appeared as a witness before the Committee on Monday June 22, 2020. In her testimony, she called for:
Toronto / June 2020 - The Spring of 2020 is filled with deep collective pain and rage for North America’s Black communities. For Canada’s Black communities.
In Toronto, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a young Afro-Indigenous woman having a mental health crisis died after falling off her twenty-fourth floor balcony. Her family has implicated the Toronto police.