Entries by ashlie

It’s Time To Stop Calling Diverse Groups Of People “Minorities”

It’s Time To Stop Calling Diverse Groups Of People “Minorities” By Yvonne Sam (Chairman of Rights and Freedoms Committee at BCRC) Originally published in Huffington Post (February 5, 2018): https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/yvonne-sam/people-colour-minority-white_a_23416712/   White people constitute 20 per cent of the world’s population, so how could all other ethnic racial groups be lumped together and classified as […]

Memories of Dr. Howard McCurdy

Memories of Dr. Howard McCurdy By Dorothy Wills; Edited by John Harewood and Ashlie Bienvenu     It was in the late sixties that I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dr. Howard McCurdy for the first time. Shortly thereafter, I also had the pleasure of becoming his “Executive Secretary”. Picture Taken From: https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/renowned-windsor-civil-rights-activist-and-former-mp-howard-mccurdy-has-died   […]

Black History Shouldn’t Be Confined To 1 Month A Year

Black History Shouldn’t Be Confined To 1 Month A Year By Yvonne Sam (Chairman of Rights and Freedoms Committee at BCRC) February just ended, which means for some I am out of time to weigh in on issues that affect Black people. It is a known fact that beyond the 28 or 29 day stretch, […]

Opinion: The Quebec Human Rights Commission Is Too White

Opinion: The Quebec Human Rights Commission Is Too White By Yvonne Sam (Chairman of Rights and Freedoms Committee at BCRC) The Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission has come under harsh scrutiny, following the hiring of a senior manager in its Investigation Division. The Commission has failed to diversify its senior management personnel, with […]

Rendez-Vous With Home BTW Presentation

Black Theatre Workshop is proud to present Rendez-vous With Home written and performed by Djennie Laguerre, and directed by Dayane Ntibarikure. Rendez-Vous with home is the story of sisters Josephine and Suzette, who are sent by their mother on a trip to Haiti to bury their father, a man they barely knew. Josephine, who has scant memories of her […]