Media Advisory: Black Lives Matter - Toronto to hold press conference regarding Pride Toronto with black LGBT community members

TORONTO, July 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Black Lives Matter - Toronto will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m. to provide comment on the events that led to the action at Pride Toronto. They will also discuss the media reaction, and Mayor John Tory's response. They will be joined by community organization Blackness Yes!, as well as Dr. Rinaldo Walcott who will discuss the list of demands and the history of black queer and trans organizing in Pride.


Press Conference


Black Lives Matter – Toronto


Thursday, July 7, 2016


10:00 a.m.


15 Wellesley Street East


About Black Lives Matter - Toronto

Black Lives Matter-Toronto is the Toronto chapter of the #‎BlackLivesMatter network, an international organization and movement fighting anti-Black racism and state-sanctioned violence.

Blackness Yes! is a community-based committee that works year-round to celebrate black queer and trans history, creativity and resistance. Through Blockorama, Blockobana and other annual programming they work to affirm, celebrate and ensure visible Black LGBTTI2QQ communities within Pride; to create a Black cultural space within Pride that any Black or Black affirming person can be a part of; and to create a vehicle for HIV/AIDS information dissemination. They create spaces of resistance and celebration at Toronto's Pride festival and at other community-based events year-round in Toronto. They are committed to anti-oppression, (self) love freedom and justice.


SOURCE Black Lives Matter - Toronto

For further information: Sandy Hudson at or 416-722-8842; Rodney Diverlus at or 647-456-8476

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