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Paving the Path for Tomorrow: Building the Next Anti-Racist Generation

During Anti-Racism Awareness Week 2022/23, Impact North Shore partnered with North Vancouver City Library, District of North Vancouver Public Library, and North Shore Restorative Justice to host an online learning event to address racism. 350 youth from 8 schools attended this youth-led event centering Habiba Cooper Diallo, author of #BlackInSchool who shared her accounts of racism in the Canadian education system.

For nearly two decades, our youth diversity and anti-racism programming has created safer spaces for tough conversations for over 10,000 newcomer and resident youth, to explore diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging in a safe and interactive environment. Youth explore racism, stereotypes, discrimination, power, and privilege among other related topics. Our programs center trauma-informed practices, and support youth to develop strategies to navigate traumatic experiences.

“#BlackInSchool is Habiba Cooper Diallo’s high school journal, in which she documents, processes, and resists the systemic racism, microaggressions, stereotypes, and outright racism she experienced in Canada’s education system.”

Source: BLACKINSCHOOL – HABIBA COOPER DIALLO (habibadiallo.com)

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