Saturday’s Guelph Solidarity Protest to Support Black Lives Matter drew 5,000 people to downtown Guelph to demonstrate against systemic racism and police brutality. For Guelph’s predominately white citizenry, it was a time to listen, and to show support, and in that spirit, this week’s episode of the podcast will feature very little commentary from the host, and will be almost entirely dedicated to those voices that were raised last weekend.
So let’s skip the preamble, and get right into this week’s edition of the Guelph Politicast!
In terms of the next stages in how you can support the causes of People of Colour in Guelph, you can join the Black Lives Matter – Guelph Facebook page. You can also support these Black-owned businesses in the Royal City, and you can volunteer or offer financial support to Guelph Black Heritage Society. And finally, know you’re history. Visit this University of Guelph project, called “The Black Past in Guelph: Remembered and Reclaimed.” There’s some great, disturbing stuff in there including our disturbing fascination with Minstrel shows well into the 1960s.
Also, when you subscribe to the Guelph Politicast channel and you will also get an episode of Open Sources Guelph every Monday, and an episode of End Credits every Friday.