YEG Dignity Presents: Do The Rights Thing
Do the Rights Thing is a quarterly film screening exploring human rights issues, locally and across Canada. It represents an opportunity to bring greater awareness to issues of injustice in our community by making space for those with lived experience to tell their own stories.
June 10 @ 3:30 pm
Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St NW
Presented by the Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots. Directed by Dr. Jenna Bailey
We are the Roots tells the story of a wave of African American immigrants who moved to Alberta and Saskatchewan between 1905-1912 in search of a better life. Taking advantage of Canada’s offer of 160 acres of land for a $10 fee, 1000-1500 individuals moved to the Prairies and helped develop several settlements throughout the provinces.
Through the stories of 19 descendants of the original settlers, We are the Roots focuses on the experiences of discrimination these individuals encountered while living in the rural communities and in Edmonton.
Please Access through the back door!
This event is a partnership between Metro Cinema, the Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Root, and The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.