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Canadian Independent Music Association releases Breaking Down Racial Barriers report on February 28, 2022

Feb 22, 2022 | Music + Sound Recording

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) invites the Canadian music industry to the release of the Breaking Down Racial Barriers Report (Volume 1) to review its key findings, explore CIMA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion objectives and resources, and to learn about Next Steps, a free upcoming workshop series that continues this important work.

Stakeholders from every corner of Canada’s music industry initially came together in June 2021 to sign the Breaking Down Racial Barriers Declaration, calling upon individuals, organizations, small businesses, corporations, and all levels of government to play a role in eradicating anti-Black racism within our collective spheres of influence.

On February 28, there is an opportunity to reconnect and explore the release of the initial volume of this evolving document, which, based on the original 10-part BDRB series, explores unconscious bias, examines the collective role played in perpetuating anti-Black racism by the music industry, and offers practical methods to confront, address and dismantle existing racist structures and practices within ourselves, our companies, and our networks.

Monday, February 28, 2022 | 12:30 pm ET, via Zoom

If you have not yet signed the Declaration, new signatories are welcome to read it HERE, and add their names as supporters at any time.

CIMA/Breaking Down Racial Barriers infographic, with event information and specifics.