Call for an Examination and Reform of the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission

BCRC Rights and Freedom committee supports letter from CRARR with respect to absence of Anglophone and racialized persons in the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights commission.

These are the correspondences sent to The Honorable Phillipe Couillard, M.N.A.

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CRARR SOUNDS ALARM ON THE UNPRECEDENTED ABSENCE OF ANGLOPHONE AND RACIALIZED HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONERS

Montreal, August 31, 2016 – CRARR has asked Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard to act immediately regarding the fact that for the first time since its creation in June 1976, the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission has no Commissioners who are English – speaking, racialized or both.
In a letter addressed to Premier Couillard yesterday, CRARR points to the fact that with the
resignation of Commissioner Adelle Blackett, an English-speaking Black law professor at
McGill, and the passing of Commissioner Emerson Douyon, a criminologist of Haitian ancestry, in June 2016, the Commission no longer has any racialized or Anglophone among the 9 remaining commissioners (two of whom are Aboriginal).
This creates an unprecedented and critical situation that can negatively affect the Commission’s image and decision-making processes, including the handling of complaints of racism. Since 1976, the Commission always had racialized and Aboriginal members. It occasionally had an English-speaking member (except for the period between 2003 and 2009, when Professor Blackett was appointed).

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Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) Divison #334 of Montreal

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Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) Divison #334 of Montreal
Will host a delegation from its parent body division #432 (Queens, NY & Harlem, NY)they will be speaking on:

“Garveyism & Economics: Then & New”

Speakers:
U.N.I.A.President General
Michael R. Duncan
Assistant Secretary General
Roschell Wright
U.N.I.A. High Chancellor; Treasurer
Raymond Dugue

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

U.N.I.A. Hall
2741 Notre Dame Street West
(metro Lionel Groulx)
3:00pm-6:00pm

For more information, please call : (514) 364-5409 or (514) 684-5338

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Emancipation Day August 1st, 1834 Manifeste/Manifesto for a united cultural event calendar and information on Next meetings

Overview

When the passage of the Abolition of Slavery Act, effective August 1, 1834, ushered in the end of slavery throughout the British Empire, people of the African descent celebrated their newfound freedom. Now African-American fugitive slaves, free black immigrants, and the few remaining enslaved Africans could live unfettered live in Canada – a reality worthy of celebration.

This new, well-researched book provides insight into the creation, development, and evolution of a distinct African-Canadian tradition through descriptive historical accounts and appealing images. The social, cultural, political, and educational practices of Emancipation Day festivities across Canada are explored, with emphasis on Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and British Columbia.

“Emancipation is not only a word in the dictionary, but an action to liberate one’s destiny. This outstanding book is superb in the interpretation of “the power of freedom” in one’s heart and mind – moving from 1834 to present.” – Dr. Henry Bishop, Black Cultural Centre, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The next 2 meeting of the Committee towards the 375

 

  • Thursday August 25th at 11:00 until 13:00 at BCRC 6767 Cotes des Neiges 4th floor
  • Friday September 23rd 11:00 to 13:00. at BCRC on 6767 Cotes-des Neiges 4th Floor

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2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament

Welcome to the
2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament


In Aid of the Union Capital Campaign

FRIDAY AUGUST 19TH, 2016

Dear Friends,

Once again, welcome to the 2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament to be held at Club de Golf Atlantide Golf Course

Your support of last year’s event was extremely

valued and appreciated; we hope that we can count on your support again this year. We are also seeking sponsors for the tournament and in return, for your support, the company’s name and logo will be included in the tournament material.

For registration details regarding the event and payment options visit: 2016 Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament

This year’s tournament promises to be another fun filled day out on the course. If you can’t golf, please come and join us for dinner where you too have a chance to win wonderful prizes.

We invite you to sign-up for a foursome early and/or sponsor our tournament. If you have less than a foursome, we can create one for you.

Please click here to Register online now!

See Dr. Oliver Jones Live on Breakfast Television

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Le 30ème Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

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débute dans une semaine !

Du 12 au 24 juillet 2016, Nuits d’Afrique
célèbre en grand trois décennies de musiques du monde
avec une programmation en salle diversifiée et audacieuse !

Montréal, le 5 juillet 2016 Dans sept jours, la 30ème édition du Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal débute en salle ! Pour cette édition historique, les grandes légendes côtoieront les nouvelles générations et nous feront vivre des moments magiques. Retrouvez à travers la Série Grands Événements les artistes qui ont marqué la musique du monde de ces trois dernières décennies. Avec les Séries Révélations, Urban Africa et Nuits d’Afrique Soundsystem, découvrez en exclusivité ces nouveaux talents qui créent avec brio et personnalité les rythmes de demain. Les Séries Prestige et Voix du Monde vous offriront un univers intimiste empreint de charme et d’élégance. Sans oublier Les Étoiles Nuits d’Afrique : 9 soirées inédites autour de 3 artistes-hôtes et leurs invités, histoire de célébrer jusqu’au bout de la nuit !

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Combat Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace

Call for action to combat anti- Black racism in the workplace

By A. Joseph on June 23, 2016No Comment

By Gerald V. Paul

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From left to right – Alexandria Williams of Black Lives Matter-Toronto, June Veecock, former Human Rights Director with the Ontario Federation of Labour and lawyer Osborne Barnwell, spokesperson for Justice4Blacks@work at the launching of its campaign to end racism in the workplace in Ontario.

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SUMMARY OF VAL MORIN BLACK COMMUNITY FORUM REPORT WITH PROPOSED AMENDMENTS FOR PRESENTATION AND REVIEW AT BCRC BLACK COMMUNITY FORUM, June 16 2016

SUMMARY OF VAL MORIN BLACK COMMUNITY FORUM AND REPORT WITH AMENDMENTS for PRESENTATION AND REVIEW at BCRC Black Community Leadership Forum, June 16 2016

Prepared by Dr. Clarence S. Bayne

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Val Morin Conference July 3-5 1992.

In 1990 and 1991 a group of activists and organizations from the English Speaking Black communities met with the Provincial Government of Quebec and the City of Montreal to demand that the Governments recognize the presence of Blacks in Quebec and to engage with the community in the development of a plan for the systematic development of the Black communities. As a result, the provincial Government of Quebec created a “Table de Concentration for the English Speaking Black Community” in 1991-2; and in 1992 the City of Montreal declared February Black History Month to be celebrated by all Montrealers in recognition of the contributions of Blacks to the development of Montreal.

YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR AMENDMENTS ARE INVITED AND VALUED. INDICATE THE SECTIONS AND ARTICLES IN YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS.

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