Screening to explore solidarity between Black and Indigenous communities

A film screening and panel discussion will explore the topics of kinship and relocation in the context of Black and Indigenous solidarity on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

The event is part of the “We are Not a Phase: Indigenous Screening Series” sponsored by the Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre, Indigenous Student Services St. Clair College, VUCAVU, and the Arts Council - Windsor and Region.

Kat Pasquach, UWindsor aboriginal outreach and retention co-ordinator, will facilitate the panel discussion at 7 p.m. over Zoom.

“The opportunity to bring together a strong group of panelists who can speak to solidarity and strength from our communities is an integral part of this screening,” she says. “We hope to bring forward tangible ideas and actions that the Windsor community can engage with and learn from.”

The panel will feature:

  • Erica Neeganagwedgin (Taino), an assistant professor in critical policy Equity and Leadership Studies at Western University with a specialization in Indigenous education;
  • Teajai Travis, artist and activist;
  • Jeremiah Bowers, special projects co-ordinator for Anti-Black Racism Initiatives at the University of Windsor;
  • Irene Moore Davis, educator, historian, author, and activist; president of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society;
  • April Roy, secondary English teacher, learner, and human rights activist.

Find more details, including a list of the films to be screened and registration instructions, on the event website.