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CCPA-BC Annual Fundraising Gala with Desmond Cole

Are We There Yet? The Struggle for Racial Equity in Canada

2018 Fundraising Gala for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office.

We have now ended online ticket sales. However, you can still order tickets over the phone by calling Dianne Novlan at 604-801-5121 x 221. A number of tickets will also be made available at the door.

About Desmond Cole

We are very pleased to announce that Toronto-based journalist, writer and activist Desmond Cole will be the keynote speaker at our 2018 Annual Fundraising Gala. Cole is an award-winning writer whose work focuses primarily on systemic racial injustice in Canada. His first book, The Skin We're In, slated to be published in September 2019, exposes policing practices that disproportionately target people of colour in Canada, and explores the experiences of black Canadians.

Desmond Cole's talk will discuss how, as Black Canadians continue to expose the realities of anti-black racism in this country, they are often met with impatient questions—Wasn't that so long ago? Aren't we headed in the right direction now?—and will expand on the "all of us or none of us" philosophy that should guide policy for Black people in Canada.

Additional information about the gala

Includes a delicious Indian buffet dinner. There will be a silent auction and raffle packages full of amazing gifts, services, tickets to arts events, getaways and more.

The emcee for the evening will be Charlie Demers, author, comedian and regular on CBC Radio’s ‘The Debaters’.

Tax receipts will be issued in early 2019 for a portion of the ticket price and 100% of any additional donations.

Table reservations are available when 8 tickets are purchased in a single block. Full table reservations cannot be made online. Contact Dianne Novlan at 604-801-5121 x221 or ccpabc [at] policyalternatives [dot] ca.

November 15, 2018 at 5:30pm - 9pm
Presenting Sponsor
Fraserview Hall
8240 Fraser St
Vancouver, BC V5X 3X6
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Dianne Novlan · · 604 801 5121 x 221

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$200.00 per person: Ticket + $100 donation
$100 ticket + $100 donation to CCPA–BC
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$100 ticket + $50 donation to CCPA–BC
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$100 ticket + $25 donation to CCPA–BC
$100.00 per person
$100 ticket