Changing The Narrative

How do Black people cope with the new “Normal?”

Monday, January 24th, 2021, 6pm – 8pm CST

Featuring the film Home directed by Jono Oliver

Hosted By:

Reem Elmahi

Tee-Tee Appah 

Dr. Warren Clarke

Event Details

Black Canadians continue to experience the hardships of anti-Black racism, which strains their mental capacity to engage politically, economically and politically in Canada. The Covid-19 pandemic has crippled people’s ability to engage civically and increased global mental health concerns. Despite all people experiencing mental health concerns at this moment, it is Black people who experience ongoing anti-Black racism, which impacts them on different levels of their being, leading to an ongoing mental health crisis. The reality for African descent people is that sustained anti-Black racism is now coupled with the traumatic reality of COVID-19. How can we support Black people with a sustained approach to remedy African descent mental health concerns? How can we delve into deep and meaningful conversations to recognize how Black people are experiencing the mental strain of Covid-19 and anti-Black racism?

On January 24th, 2022, the Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP), partnered with the Royal Bank of Canada, invites all community members to an ONLINE showcasing of the film “Home,” directed by Jono Oliver. The film is a story of an African American man dealing with mental health concerns that limit his ability to assert himself in mainstream society. “Home” showcases the main character’s plight to transition from living in a group home to suitable and independent living. Although the movie is not directly tied to the COVID pandemic, we showcase this film to encourage critical thinking and meaningful conversations about mental health concerns in the Black community.

Our goal is to foster an inclusive and safe space for Winnipeg Black community members and the broader community from all walks of life. In doing so, we encourage people to communicate, learn, and discuss the mental health impacts of anti-Black racism and its ties to the crippling social and health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic among African descent people. Following the film, we encourage audience members to participate in an open and thought-provoking group discussion led by Dr. Warren Clarke and Jono Oliver.


Monday, January 24th,  2022

6pm to 8pm CST


Dr. Warren Clarke, Tee-Tee Appah & Reem Elmahi

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Changing The Narrative: How do Black people cope with the new “Normal?”

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