A Living Legacy: Canadian Anti-Blackness and the Transatlantic Trade of Enslaved Persons Q and A

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Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  Thank you so much for this thought provoking lecture. I recently found out that some African colonies and Haiti are still paying "compensation" to France because they fought for their freedom and France has lost money due to this. Also, you hear so many things that makes you realize slavery might have ended but its effect is still very much present and it seems like it never ends. Do you think advocacy is enough to change things in the long run? How does a black person or person of colour not get mentally tired from this constant struggle and having to prove yourself? 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  Would you say the lack of reparations to black folks is still a way of not acknowledging slavery? 
Attendee Question  Paulette (Unverified)

 Just a comment-This is the first paragraph from a Free Pres article published March 4, 2022 PHILADELPHIA -- Black retired football players who were denied payments for dementia in the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement can seek to be retested or have their claims rescored to eliminate racial bias in the testing and payout formula, under a revised plan finalized Friday.

Outrage over the use of "race-norming" in the dementia testing -- which assumed that Black people have a lower cognitive baseline score, making it harder for them to show mental declines linked to football -- forced the NFL and players' lawyers back to the negotiating table last year.

Attendee Question  Nicolle Olafson  (Unverified)  Thank you so much. I really appreciate this series 
Attendee Announcement  Anonymous (Unverified)  Thank you so much for this thought provoking lecture. I recently found out that some African colonies and Haiti are still paying "compensation" to France because they fought for their freedom and France has lost money due to this. Also, you hear so many things that makes you realize slavery might have ended but its effect is still very much present and it seems like it never ends. Do you think advocacy is enough to change things in the long run? How does a black person or person of colour not get mentally tired from this constant struggle and having to prove yourself? 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  Thank you! I've learned so much... pretty disgusted by my ancestors.  I sure wish this history would be part of the teaching curriculum.
Attendee Announcement  Anonymous (Unverified)  Would you say the lack of reparations to black folks is still a way of not acknowledging slavery? 
Attendee Question  Dorothy Young (Unverified)  Laurelle Harris, Thank you so much for your presentation. It was very informative. 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  What is more affective when trying to support and make people aware? Is posting posts of what happened more useful then posting what we can do now? 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  What advise would you give to those who feel they have to conform in order not be stereotyped when dealing with work place challenges 
Attendee Announcement  Dorothy Young (Unverified)  Laurelle Harris, Thank you so much for your presentation. It was very informative. 
Attendee Announcement  Anonymous (Unverified)  What advise would you give to those who feel they have to conform in order not be stereotyped when dealing with work place challenges 
Attendee Announcement  Anonymous (Unverified)  What is more affective when trying to support and make people aware? Is posting posts of what happened more useful then posting what we can do now? 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  What would be some good reading material thats recommended 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  What would be some good reading material thats recommended 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  What would be some good reading material thats recommended 
Attendee Announcement  Nicolle Olafson  (Unverified)  Thank you so much. I really appreciate this series 
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  Thank you for your presentation.I am a black woman. I have called out the Systemic discrimination of my employer. It has resulted in me being pushed out into early retirement and bringing a lawsuit against them as a private citizen. How does a single person fight an organization when all the upper executives support the bias and discrimination of their colleague
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  Hello and thank you for your wisdom. Do you have any comments on the current confirmation hearings for US Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson?
Attendee Question  Anonymous (Unverified)  Thank you Ms. Harris for your deeply meaningful and direct presentation of the legacy of slavery and colonialism in Canada and it’s living effects today. And for the urgent demand for action now! 
Attendee Question  Michael (Unverified)  Thank you so much Ms. Harris for all the work you are persistently doing to make us aware of the deep way Canada is connected to the societal violence we still endure due to the African Atlantic slave-trade legacy as well as combating racism institutionalized in our country and to support all of legal work to help to challenge our society.
Attendee Question  Paulette (Unverified)  It has been a great series! Thank you for putting this together
Attendee Announcement  Anonymous (Unverified)  Thank you! I've learned so much... pretty disgusted by my ancestors.  I sure wish this history would be part of the teaching curriculum.
Attendee Announcement  Anonymous (Unverified)  What would be some good reading material thats recommended 
Moderator Announcement  Durocher, Natalie (NDurocher@winnipeg.ca)  Anti-Racism in Action 2022 website: www.winnipeg.ca/interhom/anti-racism/default.stm