Racial profiling and systemic bias continues to exist in Canada and the community housing sector is at a critical moment in time to deeply reflect on Canada’s unique brand of racism and inspire sustained action.
Join us for a re-screening of this popular film and discussion of Ninth Floor on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. This film explores the infamous 1968 Sir George Williams Affair, a watershed moment in Canadian race relations that started with six West Indian students who accused their biology professor of unfair grading and discrimination. This story of racial upheaval may not be widely known but it was a pivotal moment in Canadian history that resulted in a systemic change in how universities addressed human rights issues. Following the screening, we will be joined by the film’s critically acclaimed producer, Selywn Jacob, for a thought-provoking conversation around the events that transpired, and what it means for us all.
Screen time: 81 minutes
Dialogue: 30 minutes