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Black Lives Matter Sudbury hosts second annual intersectional conference

‘Amplifying Voices on Turtle Island’ will be held virtually Feb. 26 and 27
The BIPOC mural on Elgin Street. (Supplied)

In honour of Black History Month, Black Lives Matter Sudbury will once again host their intersectional caucus, this year called “Amplifying Voices on Turtle Island (AVTI).” 

This is the second caucus event for the group, the first held in 2021. This edition will once again be held virtually and begins at noon on both Feb. 26 and 27.  

The free online conference will once again centre and uplift the voices of Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC) and 2SLGBTQ+ activists, leaders, educators, and changemakers from across Turtle Island, said a release from Black Lives Matter Sudbury

AVTI: An Intersectional Caucus will feature a total of six culturally responsive panels and one

key-note presentation, each followed by a question and answer period with panelists.

Each panel will be approximately one hour and 10 minutes long and registered participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists via the Zoom question and answer feature. A moderator will be guiding the discussion and will be monitoring the audience questions.

Audiences will be able to learn about the “on-going journey towards dismantling oppressive systems of power, combating inequality, and imagining new futures for marginalized communities,” states the release. 

You can find more information and register for the event here

The conference schedule will be as follows:

Saturday February 26, 2022

  • 12:00 - 1:10 p.m. -  Abolition & the Policing of Marginalized Communities
  • 1:30 - 2:40 p.m. - AfroIndigeneity: Stolen People on Stolen Lands
  • 3 - 4:10 p.m. - Art & Activism: Artivism of Social Change

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

  • 12 - 1:10 p.m. -  BIPOC Queerness: Identity, Community & Resistance
  • 1:30 - 2:40 p.m. - Dualité de l’identité : Les Réalités d’être francophone et Noir
  • 3 - 4:10 p.m. -  BIPOC Health Matters: Pushing the Boundaries of Health Equity