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L’antiracisme au Québec : passer à l’action

Maxim Fortin


In this video, Maxim Fortin, a light brown skinned person with short black hair, presents inside a room with a large painting in the background. The painting is of light brown and white tones, and a vivid reflection of a warm-yellow chandelier can be seen. Fortin has a short goatee and wears a navy-blue collared shirt.

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Antiracism in Quebec: Taking Action

with Maxim Fortin

Maxim Fortin is the Quebec branch coordinator of the “Ligue des droits et libertés.” He holds a PhD in political science with a focus on collective action, sociology of social movements, and social and educational policy.

In this video

Themes

Institutional Change

In this video, Fortin discusses his experiences in antiracist work navigating the pandemic and the rise of “politically motivated intolerance for social justice”. For equity, he signals that Montreal must address its lack of diversity beyond awareness and towards antiracist action.

Taking action

  • Take a pause from “awareness” and “education” to act – physically make a change or join change-makers

  • Avoid jargon, spaces and causes that do not directly and clearly name, and target oppression, exploitation and domination

  • Reclaim antiracism as a stance – without fear be vocal and not politically correct about demanding an end to racism in your environment and education.

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