FACL BC Resource List for Black History Month
This February, FACL BC honours the extensive legacy of Black people in Canada. Despite facing systemic racism and countless barriers, they have contributed untold amounts to our society and the legal profession in particular.
FACL BC recognizes that anti-Black racism continues to exist in the legal profession and our society. This year, we have recommitted ourselves towards strengthening interracial solidarity with Black communities, including the Black legal community in Canada.
The FACL BC Advocacy Committee has compiled this Black History Month resource list to highlight and amplify Black voices and histories. We recognize that this is not a comprehensive, exhaustive list.
We encourage our membership to use these resources to better inform themselves of the pivotal contributions of Black communities and how to be better allies in the struggle against anti-Black discrimination. We also encourage our members to engage in continuous learning and action beyond the month of February.
Learn about Black history and recent news through the informative resources below.
Articles and campaigns related to the legal profession:
Organizations and groups:
Support Black organizations and groups by learning about their work and what actions they want allies to take, sharing their content, and contributing money and time.
Support Black-owned businesses in BC.
Attend virtual events and workshops to celebrate Black History Month.
Watch, read, and/or listen to media content made by Black people.
Learn about anti-Black racism and how it manifests in Asian communities.
Allyship and Action Resources:
Take action against anti-Black racism.
- 20 + Allyship Actions for Asians to Show up for the Black Community Right Now
Letters for Black Lives Canada
Translations available in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese, Simplified, and Traditional), Farsi, French (Asian Focus), Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish (Asian Focus and General Latinx Focus), Tagalog, Turkish, and Vietnamese.