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An Evening with Desmond Cole

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Watch award-winning author and activist Desmond Cole engage in a thought-provoking discussion with broadcaster Adrian Harewood on what it means to be Black in Canada today.

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On February 18, 2021, during Black History Month, the Canadian Museum of History held a special virtual event featuring well-known Canadian author and activist Desmond Cole. Sharing his perspective on what it means to be Black in Canada, Cole engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with CBC Journalist Adrian Harewood about his experiences.

In addition to being an author and activist, Desmond Cole is a journalist and broadcaster, and was the subject of the 2017 CBC documentary, The Skin We’re In. His first book, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, was published in 2020.

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