There is an ongoing erasure of the history of the Black community in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke , specifically Little Burgundy, a historically Black neighborhoodd is being threatened by gentrification and systemic racism.
This project seeks to archive the history of Montreal’s Black community for and by Black youth. The goal is to create social media content that captures the life experiences of our community members in an educational and engaging way.
Each video segment will feature a call to action. Increasing the capacity to advocate for ourselves and our community is key. Writings to politicians and accessing key stakeholders in the larger Montreal community are one of the many tools our project will leverage to maximize the impact of the content. An example of this is tagging politicians and school boards, bringing awareness to the lack of information.
This project values the labour and the organizing that goes on behind the scenes. That being said, we will employ up-and-coming Black student artists as well as Black community members who contribute in the forms of interviews.