This week’s newsletter from UrbanArts is long and worth a read.
Marlene McKintosh, the Executive Director, wrote an introduction on the role of UrbanArts in preventing and healing anti-Black racism:
The collective and individual traumas being experienced are extremely challenging. Anti-Black Racism is a public health crisis and we need more community-based resources to support the critical work we do with our Black residents and other racialized groups in York South-Weston. The work required to combat societal injustices cannot be done by the Black community alone. We need the dedicated support of all our community members, businesses and all governmental levels to work alongside Black communities.