The Bata Shoe Museum stands in solidarity with the Black community and condemns the racism, injustice and violence they face everyday.

We have taken time to reflect on how we can effectively and meaningfully make change.

We acknowledge that as a museum, we have a responsibility to support diversity, inclusion and accessibility through the work done within our own institution and outside our doors and are committed to this.

We acknowledge that we must listen more, learn more, and engage in difficult but necessary conversations.

We acknowledge that we have a responsibility to use our platform to amplify Black voices.

We are committed to prioritizing the education of our board and staff on the issues of diversity and inclusivity.

We are committed to changing our museum to be more inclusive to those who have felt marginalized and excluded from being part of a museum community.

We are committed to having diverse voices be heard in our exhibitions and our programming.

We are committed to providing space for community engagement.

We are committed to supporting Black-owned businesses.

We are committed to making a difference and are actively working on a plan of action.

Being silent is being complicit.

Black Lives Matter.

To learn more about how we can all help, please visit:
blacklivesmatter.ca
reclaimtheblock.org
blacklegalactioncentre.ca
blackhealthalliance.ca

Resources

This page will be continously updated to provide more educational resources for adults and children.

Shoe Businesses in the GTA
Dr. Liza Shoes
Studio D Shoes
Sully Wong

Bookstores
A Different Booklist
Old’s Cool General Store
Knowledge Bookstore

Educational Resources for Kids
Books by Anisha, Children’s book author, @booksby_anishaangella
Active Scholars, NFP camp for kids learning STEM as well as sports, @activescholars
Social Justice Books, A Teaching For Change Project/

Readings for Adults
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack by Peggy McIntosh
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness by Khen Lampert

Educational Resources for Adults
Being Anti-Racist by Dr. Andrew Ibrahim
Talking About Race ~ a digital platform by National Museum of African American History and Culture
List of 2020 Webinars hosted by Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

FULL LIST OF BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS IN THE GTA OPEN DURING COVID
Created by @j.a.l.i.l and @desperateidiot