Book Discussion: “The Skin We’re In”

Join Judith Burfoot of All Welcome Here for a book club discussion of The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole. This group will be held on Zoom. Limited to ten participants to ensure everyone has an opportunity to ask questions and discuss, so register early. “Puncturing the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Desmond Cole chronicles just one year—2017—in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when Black refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, Indigenous land and water protectors resisting the celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, police across the country rallying around an officer accused of murder, and more.”

All Welcome Here (AWH) was founded in 2019 by Judith Burfoot, a black woman living, working and existing in Prince Edward County, Ontario. She saw the need for rural people of colour to have a space to connect and network. She also saw a need in the wider County community for anti-racism work. All Welcome Here (AWH) is a non-profit organization focusing on linking people of colour in the rural community of Prince Edward County in order to provide support, social connectedness and business assistance.