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How WIBCA's Helping White Folks [WARNING: Explicit language‪]‬ The Doc Project

    • Society & Culture

In June 2020, in the wake of George Floyd's killing, the chairperson of Montreal's West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) received an e-mail that she couldn't believe. "I'm like, is this a setup?" Kemba Mitchell remembers thinking. A white woman named Rachael Seatvet was reaching out to WIBCA. "This has never happened before, a white individual contacting us... enquiring about a book club for them to identify their own privilege. Wow. Ok," recalls Kemba. Doc Project producer Shari Okeke follows the story of how, for the first time in its 39-year history, WIBCA has a program just for white people: The Confronting Racism Discussion Group.

In June 2020, in the wake of George Floyd's killing, the chairperson of Montreal's West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA) received an e-mail that she couldn't believe. "I'm like, is this a setup?" Kemba Mitchell remembers thinking. A white woman named Rachael Seatvet was reaching out to WIBCA. "This has never happened before, a white individual contacting us... enquiring about a book club for them to identify their own privilege. Wow. Ok," recalls Kemba. Doc Project producer Shari Okeke follows the story of how, for the first time in its 39-year history, WIBCA has a program just for white people: The Confronting Racism Discussion Group.

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