Last month brought two tragic reminders to Canadians’ attention. One was the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, and the second was the discovery of the remains of 215 children in a Kamloops residential school. While Canadians may finally have woken up to their country’s history of racism against Indigenous people, it bears asking: how have things changed for Canada’s Jews of colour in the year since George Floyd was murdered?
One of the movement’s leaders says things have actually gotten better. In a new talk, Rivka Campbell—a new CJN podcast host for the show Rivkush, coming soon—reflects on her year of work to make space for Canada’s BIPOC Jews at schools, shuls and organizations.
What we talked about:
- Visit the “Jews of Colour” website at jewsofcolour.ca
- Read JOC’s statements on the deaths of George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet and the 215 Kamloops Indigenous children
- Visit the website for “No Silence on Race” at nosilenceonrace.ca
- Watch Rivka’s talk, “An Evening of Deep Listening“, on YouTube
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