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Intersections: A Dialogue Series 

Intersections: A Dialogue Series is an opportunity to engage with Challenging Racist ‘British Columbia’: 150 Years and Counting (CRBC). Produced as part of the commemorations of 150 years since BC joined Canada, this open-access, multimedia resources documents how the recent cycle of anti-racist activism in this province is part of a broader history of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities challenging white supremacy for over 150 years. In this seven-week series brings people together in intentional conversations to:       

  • encounter our collective past
  • locate ourselves as participants in the ongoing story of this place
  • explore how to respond faithfully to the truths we find together we can participate with God in restoring creation and affirming the dignity of all people.

A team of trained moderators will offer will offer each of the seven sessions which are based on the information covered in the CRBC project, using video, song, prayer, self-refection exercises, readings and group discussions.


Series Outline

  • Session 1: Introduction. 
    Introduces pedagogy and content for the series.

  • Session 2: Land, language, treaty. 
    Highlights the interconnection of land, language and the treaties that were signed, or not, in the process of colonization.

  • Session 3: Residential ‘school’ System. 
    Explores the legacy of residential ‘schools’ and the implications for us today.

  • Session 4: Restrictive immigration. 
    Unpacks the ways in which the provincial government restricted immigration from racial groups other than white European and engages some contemporary statistics for reflection.

  • Session 5: Japanese internment.

Revisits the response from Canadian authorities to Japanese Canadians during WWII and anti-Asian racism as it is experienced today.


  • Session 6: Black experiences. 

In the shadow of the Black Lives Matter movement, this session seeks to expose the experience of Black people in the province, both historically and in contemporary BC.

  • Session 7: Conclusion: where to now?

This session will complete the series, but it is also the beginning of our next steps on this journey.


Sessions 1 &  2  run February-April 6, 2022.

More sessions will follow.

Email to be contacted when new dates are set.

Read more about Intersections in the February 2022 issue of Faith Tides.