WHO ARE WE?
The Black Community Resource Centre’s (BCRC) project, Where They Stood: A Historical Account of the Evolution of Black-Anglo Montreal, is an initiative created to engage English-speaking Black youth in the conception of a book detailing the history of Montreal’s Black-Anglo population. Ten writers were enlisted to — through a series of organized workshops — research, write, edit, publish and digitize a book outlining the emergence and evolution of key community organizations created in response to the challenges associated with the settlement, development, and full participation of the English-speaking Blacks in Montreal. This work was designed to bolster community engagement and create an increased sense of belonging, all while educating our literary audience about a commonly unspoken history. We hope that through our efforts we will effectively bring to light the story of a people so essential to the vitality and growth of our city like never before.
WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
To bring necessary attention to the Black historical narrative and the contributions of the Black community as a whole.
To reinforce the importance of Black history and to make resources available to Black youth.
UNITY AND UNDERSTANDING
To encourage better relationships between all members of our community.
WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED SO FAR
Workshops led by professionals, educators and community member
Interviews with key figures and leaders
Youth-led workshops in schools across the city
Collaborative book launches and events
Impactful history book in the making