Last March 21st at 5pm, Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City hosted an evening of sharing and film screenings to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse, the Cercle Kisis and the Wapikoni first offered a delicious Native meal to the public.
A total of twelve films from the Wapikoni was then broadcasted from 7pm. After the screening, the hosts Mélissa Goupil-Landry and Alexandre Bacon and film directors Sipi Flamand, Fred Cheezo, Widia Larivière and Mélanie Lumsden initiated an exchange on experience of racism. With the public, they agreed on the need for audiovisual creation in the fight against discriminations. Provide other images: this imperative seems to be the key to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
We thank the guests, the CDPDJ, the Cercle Kisis, Musée de la civilisation and especially the 125 participants for this beautiful evening and for the future it promises regarding elimination of racial discrimination.
From left to right on the picture: Mélissa Landry-Goupil, Fred Cheezo, Mélanie Lumsden and Widia Larivière.