Honouring Joyce Echaquan’s legacy through art, music and a movement for change across Quebec

The tranquil streets of Trois-Rivières, Que., turned into a human wave of colourful patterns and intricate artwork on June 2, 2021, as thousands marched to show support for the family of Joyce Echaquan.

The coroner’s inquiry into the death of the 37-year-old Atikamekw woman had wrapped up that day at the courthouse — marking the end of four weeks of intense, emotional testimony.

The resounding message heard during the march, from citizens as well as Indigenous leaders, was that Echaquan’s death had to mean something — and her life also needed to be honoured.

That has also been the sentiment

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8 Ways a Modern Civil Rights Movement Moved the Culture

On HBO, there was “Lovecraft Country,” a fantasy series that premiered in August and roves the 1950s-era United States along with the Korean War, outer space and an assortment of moments in the distant past. Recently, “Them” arrived on Amazon and gleefully turns ’50s racial integration into a horror series set in a white suburb. At least two movies were made about government agencies harassing — and, in Fred Hampton’s case, shooting to death as he slept — prominent Black Americans. Before these were movies like “The Hate U Give,” about a teenager drawn to protest after the police gun

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Detroit has a new electronic music-centric bar and art gallery just in time for Movement

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The organizers of Detroit’s annual Movement music festival, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, surprised electronic music fans earlier this month when they announced a pandemic-friendly limited-capacity “Micro Movement” fest. Instead of being held at its typical spot in Hart Plaza during Memorial Day Weekend, this year’s ad hoc festival will be a free event focused on local DJs, held across three venues

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