The Black community of Quebec, the English-speaking Black community has for long suffered the worst socio-economic and psycho-social conditions compared to other (non-indigenous) populations throughout Canada. The stress of the COVID-19 crisis will worsen these conditions leading to longer periods of unemployment, increasing difficulty to pay bills, and manage other obligations. The accumulation of unattended matters will take a deep toll. This gas awoke the sensitivity to the messages of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Hence corporations and peoples around the world are proclaiming their support to fight racism.
This event will address ways the English-speaking Black and African population of Quebec faces the disadvantages of the COVID-19 crisis to reverse the long-term threat of social and economic decline.