As a proud signatory of Breaking Down Racial Barriers, S.A.C. is encouraging all our members and peers to take the time to acknowledge the Report – Volume 1 of Breaking Down Racial Barriers: Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Music Industry. We also invite you all to share this Report with your friends, co-workers, family, networks, etc.
This Report provides a synopsis and executive summary of recommendations based on the 10-part BDRB roundtable discussions.
BDRB will lead a MONTHLY equity based workshop series for CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association) with the goal of increasing understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the Canadian music industry. The workshops will utilize professionals from specific sectors of the Canadian music industry paired with DEI specialists, and be facilitated by BDRB staff, and will be based on the tenets set out in the BDRB Declaration and report on anti-Black racism, with an expanded lens on equity for marginalized groups throughout the industry.
In the effort to build an inclusive Canadian music and entertainment industry, it is critical to address the anti-Black racism that exists in the systems and working environments within which Black music professionals and creatives operate.
The heavy lifting begins now.
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