TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - In a country where only 2.9 per cent of its population is Black, many of the powerful stories of everyday Black Canadians go unheard. Blacks are often overrepresented in popular culture as celebrities or criminals — not the stories of the many hardworking Black Canadians.
In its second year, Tales from the 2.9 aims to shift the perception of what it means to be "Black" by sharing the personal stories and experiences of Black Canadians throughout Black History Month. Sharing 28 stories through February, Tales strives to transform the biases toward Black Canadiana by giving a voice to everyday people. This year will feature contributions from startup entrepreneurs, doctorate storytellers, and some of the nation's foremost digital content creators!
Tales seeks to answer the following questions through members of the Black Canadian community:
- What does it mean to be Black Canadian?
- How does being a Black Canadian shape one's experience?
- What could those outside the Black community better understand about the Black experience?
- What do Black Canadians want to see more of within their community?
Tales invites all Canadians to hear stories from real people in their communities about what it means to be Black in Canada.
To learn more about Tales from the 2.9, contact Casey Palmer, blogger and project curator at:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @CaseP
- Facebook: Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad
- URL: http://caseypalmer.com
About Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad
Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad is the foremost Black Dad blogger in Canada. Featured in Metro, The Globe and Mail, and on shows like CBC's Metro Morning and The National, and CTV's Your Morning, he shares stories about his parenting journey with a dash of insight and more than enough humour to go around! Casey is a married father raising his two kids in Toronto, ON.
SOURCE Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad
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