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The Kingston WritersFest 2020 virtual festival takes place September 23-27, 2020, with more than 60 writers in nearly 50 events over 5 days! The festival will include the stories of women, the stories of Indigenous writers, writers of different experiences, cultural backgrounds, and orientations.
RDL – Black Lives Matter: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm on September 25th, 2020
Black Lives Matter is currently at the forefront of the news cycle, with worldwide protests and shocking stories revealed almost daily of incidents of systemic racism. In recounting a year of personal experience of racism, Black anti-racism activist and author Desmond Cole offers his experience as a lens through which we can see ourselves clearly. With Anita Jack-Davies, a Black author and specialist in equity, diversity, and inclusion, Desmond illuminates how we must become allies and activists, supporting Black protest, and taking active part in combatting racism to build a world where everyone, including Black people, feels safe, heard, valued, and empowered.
Author Patron: Judith Brown, Desmond Cole; Florence Campbell, Anita Jack-Davies