Objectives and Outcomes
The primary objective of the Anti-Colonial Project (ACP) is to change the landscape of public discourse about race and colonialism in Canada in ways that increase possibilities for anti-colonialism and racial justice. This objective will be accomplished through the production and distribution of films and new media resources.
The ACP anticipates producing a suite of documentary films, short films, websites, and other social media that address racism and colonialism in Canada across six broad topics. These topics include education, child welfare, media, colonialism, health, and land.
To date, ACP members have contributed to a special issue journal addressing race and film in Canada, published by The Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies; presented at a meeting of the Canadian Communication Association at the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences; formalized project decision-making and communication structures; identified the primary conceptual themes that inform all ACP work; and articulated key ideas and content for films and web projects that address the above six subject areas.
Members of the ACP anticipate working with a variety of individuals and organizations over the life of the project. Currently, in conjunction with funding from the Partnership Development program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, ACP members are working with community organizations in Toronto and Saskatchewan to produce two short films and parallel websites addressing the racialization of poverty and race and education.