Anti-Racism Resources

 

The unjust treatment of those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour is deeply embedded in the systems that uphold society and the status quo here in Grey and Bruce Counties, across the nation and beyond. On June 3, 2020 Durham Art Gallery publicly acknowledged our solidarity with and support of Black communities. The oppression of Black people must end. So to must anti-Indigenous racism and anti-Asian racism. 

 

Durham Art Gallery prioritizes contemporary art in its many forms, through exhibitions and programs that explore the complexity of the contemporary experience while also foregrounding reciprocity through workshops and integrated programming. As a regional, public art gallery we are dedicated to being an inclusive institution that facilitates community through gathering, sharing, and exchanging ideas. The Durham Art Gallery is committed to Anti-Racism, we practice this commitment through our organizational values: Appreciation, Gathering and Sharing, Inclusion, Inspiration, Reciprocity and Stewardship. 

Durham Art Gallery is honoured to have the responsibility of cradling creativity and supporting cultural practitioners. We recognize that we do not exist in isolation in this settler nation called Canada. As an organization, Durham Art Gallery consistently refers to its values to situate ourselves within the culturescape here in so-called West Grey, on Turtle Island, and internationally.

 

What does this mean in a municipality that hosts a population of which 93% of residents self-identify as white? It means that this charity, the Durham At Gallery, willingly accepts the responsibility of upholding a Safe Space, actively working towards anti-racism and anti-oppression. 

 

Today we will share how the Durham Art Gallery is contributing to change within our organization and immediate community. We will: 

 

  1. Continue to foreground the work of and amplify the voices of IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) creative practitioners, thinkers and community members

  2. Stand up against racial violence, discrimination and racism by calling people in and providing (un)learning resources 

  3. Provide training for board members, docents, volunteers and employees in order to facilitate and navigate these conversations

 

Though these changes are incremental, we are here for the long haul and are dedicated to the continual process of anti-racism. We call upon the Municipality of West Grey and the West Grey Public Library, Grey Highlands Public Library and Grey Roots Museum to do the same. In sharing the gallery’s position we encourage you to look into, read and become familiar with the resources below and to come to your own positions and actions. We invite you to advocate for accountability and change. 




Local Historical Context 

 

Northern Terminus, the goal of this annual Journal is to provide readers with information about the historical Black community of Grey County.

Settling In Place: An Interview with Andrea Fatona from the MacLaren Art Centre 

Speakers for the Dead, Documentary by Jennifer Holness & David Sutherland, 2000 (49 Mins)




Read

Educate Yourself


Anti-Racism for Beginners

Ontario Federation of Labour Anti-Racism Resource List

 

Plot Twist’s Anti-Racism Resources

Gallery 44’s Statement of Solidarity

A
nti-Racism for Children


Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, Edited by David Este, Liza Lorenzetti and Christa Sato 

Racism in Canada... By Maija Kappler

‘What white privilege?’ ‘Why can’t you be more civil?’  Some FAQs about racism and answers you may find challenging

Awakening to White Privilege and Power in Canada
 

How Much Do We Need The Police? by Leah Donnella 

End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (Free E-book)

Safety Tips for Those Experiencing or Witnessing Hate

Remembering Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Colour killed by Canadian police by Desmond Cole

 


Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter
Edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton (Free E-book)

 



Prime Minister Trudeau and Cabinet: Protect the treaty rights of the Mi'kmaq

 

Victims of the Residential Schools 




Canada's history of anti-Asian racism that COVID-19 has amplified

George Brown Anti-Asian Racism Resource List



Listen 

Sightlines Podcast, Ryerson Image Centre

Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist (Podcast)

Algonquin College Podcast List on Racial Exclusion
 

 

Calls For Accountability for the Residential Schools
 

Interview Regarding Residentials Schools





Watch 

Colour Code Podcast; Available free on Youtube or with Globe and Mail virtual subscription

Decoding Black Podcast



IG

@theslowfactory



Financial Support 

 

Support List 

Black Organizations and Anti-Racist Groups in Canada 

Black Owned Businesses in the GTA

RAVEN Trust 

Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Fund by CanadaHelps

Butterfly Support Fund for Migrant and Asian Sex Workers 

Canadian Anti-racism Network

Canadian Race Relations Foundation 

Micro Artist Grants for Groceries

Black Legal Action Centre 

Contact
 

Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line