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VeraCity: In Their Own Words Q&A

Last Updated Feb 23, 2021 at 12:53 pm MDT

Citytv examines how systemic racism affects the daily lives of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour in Canada in VeraCity: In Their Own Words.

Ci Ci Fan, the documentary’s director and producer, hosted a LIVE Q&A on Tuesday with two people profiled in the documentary — Adora Nwofor and Kirk Myrie — on our website and on our Facebook page.

Watch the full discussion in the video above.

*Note: Darryl Contois was scheduled to appear for the chat as well but couldn’t attend due to a last-minute emergency.*

The documentary aired on Monday, click here to watch it.

Guests backgrounder

Adora Nwofor is the only Black female comedian in Calgary and also president of Black Lives Matter in that city. She uses comedy in her activism and advocates for anti-racism in her comedy.

Darryl Contois is a volunteer searcher who spends his days combing through the bush around Winnipeg’s Red River, hoping to find missing and murdered people and some closure for their families.

Kirk Myrie lives with sickle cell disease, a blood disorder that predominately affects the Black population. In the past, he’s rushed to hospital in excruciating pain, only to have a security guard threaten to kick him out for being too loud.

Scroll through the questions submitted to this session below.

Note: questions were moderated before appearing in the chat window