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Habiba Cooper Diallo presents #BlackInSchool
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Octopus Books for an insightful evening with Habiba Cooper Diallo, author of #BlackInSchool. Habiba will be joined in conversation with Letitia Taylor in an event co-hosted by Parents for Diversity.
Thurs. September 7, 7pm – 8:30pm
Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave., Ottawa
A critical perspective on anti-black racism in the education system from the people we need to hear from most on this matter-Black students.” -Jael Richardson
#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.
Powerful and eye-opening, Cooper Diallo illustrates how our schools reinforce rather than erode racism: the handcuffing and frisking of students of colour by police at school; one-dimensional, tokenistic curricula portraying Black people; and the constant barrage of overt racism from students and staff alike.