2018 CCPA-BC Annual Fundraising Gala with Desmond Cole

Are We There Yet? The Struggle for Racial Equity in Canada


Annual Fundraising Gala for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fraserview Hall: 8240 Fraser Street (at Marine Drive), Vancouver

Includes a delicious Indian buffet dinner. There will be a silent auction and raffle packages full of amazing gifts, services, tickets to arts events, getaways and more.

Charles Demers, comedian and regular on CBC Radio’s The Debaters, will be the emcee for the evening.

About Desmond Cole

We are very pleased to announce that Toronto-based journalist, writer and activist Desmond Cole will be the keynote speaker at our 2018 Annual Fundraising Gala. Cole is an award-winning writer whose work focuses primarily on systemic racial injustice in Canada. His first book, The Skin We're In, slated to be published in September 2019, exposes policing practices that disproportionately target people of colour in Canada, and explores the experiences of black Canadians.

Desmond Cole's talk will discuss how, as Black Canadians continue to expose the realities of anti-black racism in this country, they are often met with impatient questions—Wasn't that so long ago? Aren't we headed in the right direction now?—and will expand on the "all of us or none of us" philosophy that should guide policy for Black people in Canada.

Presenting Sponsor


Tickets are $100, and you can choose to make an additional donation.


Table reservations are available when 8 tickets are purchased in a single block. Table reservations cannot be made online. Contact Dianne Novlan at 604-801-5121 x221 or ccpabc [at] policyalternatives [dot] ca.

Thank you for your support. Tax receipts will be issued in early 2019 for a portion of the ticket price and the full amount of any donation.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Fraserview Hall
8240 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC V5X 3X6