My Freedom Is Your Freedom
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In the last couple of years, there has been a push by artists and activists to have Emancipation Day — the day that Slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1843 — recognized as an official holiday. To celebrate International Day of Peace, Welcome Collective is collaborating with POP Montreal and Emancipation Arts to shine a light on this effort by hosting an online panel to discuss the importance of Emancipation and Peace. The discussion will be facilitated and led by Ngozi Paul who is an award winning stage and screen actress, writer, director and producer who is committed to telling stories from an Afro-centric perspective through her socially and culturally innovative work. The artists and activists on the panel will discuss what emancipation means for them, how they are fighting for it and embodying it through their art and their activism, and how we can all embody these values in our own lives.