Collection: Black women and the feminist movement

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Our feature article Black Women in the Women’s Movement links to many fantastic resources in our collection

The Black Women’s Collective – our Page has a quick introduction to the organization and several interesting documents

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Black women’s Collective – Open Letter to March 8th Coalition – seeking a broader representation of women in the coalition

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Our Lives – the Magazine produced by the Black Women’s Collective.

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The Congress of Black Women of Canada – Our page on this organization has a detailed article, written by women from the congress, about this history and activism of this organization

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CBWC Information Booklet – An even more detailed look at the Congress of Black Women of Canada organization – including information about executive members and areas of policy.

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And a later information booklet shows how the CBWC has developed as an organization.

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Anti-lesbophobia correspondence between members of the Congress of Black Women 

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Just Like Me – A detailed project description for an anti-racist film aimed at childcare workers. This film project sponsored by the Toronto Chapter of CBWC arose from the realization that there was a dearth of training materials and resources for use in Early Childhood Education programs on the issues of racism, including its impact on the development of young children and strategies for addressing it.

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Statement of the Women’s Coalition Against Racism and Police Violence – black women were involved in leading the fight for justice for black people killed or injured by police

The poster for annual IWD march and rally focussed on the intersecting struggles against racism and sexism.

Some amazing posters for events and actions on the struggles against racism and sexism.

Still from Sisters in the Struggle

Film: Sisters in the Struggle – A film with interviews/commentary from black women about working to end sexism and racism and the dynamics and connections between the two isms.

Amazing buttons marking various campaigns of black women in the feminist movement, including: Sisters in Struggle: Building a Global Movement, Stop Racism at home and abroad, Justice for Michael Wade Lawson, Fighting Racism from Toronto to Soweto, Rosemary Brown NDP Leader, IWD Fighting Racism and Sexism Together and more on our buttons page