On January 15th, thousands of students, educators, and citizens across British Columbia and Canada wore black shirts in recognition of the struggle for civil rights fought by Black and racialised Canadians.
Commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., Black Shirt Day is both a day of education and remembrance, and an invitation to a necessary conversation about racial justice.
Black Shirt Day has been featured by:
Many thanks to the thousands that participated and endorsed Black Shirt Day, including:
We are especially proud of the official endorsement of Black Shirt Day 2022 by Independent Jewish Voices Canada: "a grassroots organization grounded in Jewish tradition that opposes all forms of racism and advocates for justice and peace for all in Israel-Palestine." We at ARC strongly affirm our support for anti-racism in all its forms, including the fight for justice and human rights for all human beings in Israel-Palestine.