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Nov 10th
Because of lived experiences, I’m connected to understanding and addressing complicity in violence and oppression.  Recently, my learning journey led to the book launch for Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, written by Robyn Maynard. The event was shared on Black Lives Matter Toronto’s Facebook page.
Image of the novel entitled “Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present” laying flat on a wooden desk. The cover shows a black woman & man, with their back to the viewer, facing a line of police officers, their faces aren't shown.
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Jun 11th
  Frame 1: Harry, an 8 year old boy with thick black hair, tan skin, scratch marks on his face, navy jeans, and a purple shirt is holding his head in pain with his disgruntled cat on top of his hair. Both Harry's and his cat's eyes are wide open with fear and exasperation. Harry says, "my cat doesn't like being held..." 
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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Jul 4th
Frame 1: Herbert, sits at his desk writing a letter which reads "Thank you Black Lives Matter Toronto, for showing us how to use civil disobedience to improve lives, and for committing to solidarity with other groups when you receive opportunities to make change. Signed: Mr. Inspired."
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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Jun 19th
Frame 1: Rabbit with furrowed brows shuts the laptop abruptly. Frame 2: With Rabbit's hand still on the laptop lid, a tear falls as a voice from a news reporter plays from the laptop "...the gunman is now dead, and the estimate of fatalities is expected to rise significantly."
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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Jun 5th
Frame 1: A whale is looking into another whale's eyes in the ocean and says, "Christine..." Frame 2: It continues with a wide smile and glee, "you look so pretty tonight." Frame 3: The other whale responds after a small pause, "...Bob, it's me Frank." Bob has a surprised gasp. Frame 4: Frank continues, "Will you get a load of this guy Christine?" Frank says while beside an almost identical whale named Christine.  - See more at: https://acolourdeep.ca/blog/herbert-lemon-comics-5#sthash.2yRkCeWg.dpuf
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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May 23rd
Frame 1: Perri, a young girl with blonde hair and a fuchsia dress pulls a wagon with many hearts that have been tied together and stacked so high that they are three times her height. Frame 2: She has moved to the other end of the wag, she looks down at the bottom of the pile of hearts and holds her hands at her waist.  
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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May 16th
Frame 1: Perri, a blond haired girl, sits at her desk with a pen and paper and reads aloud a letter she is writing, "Dear Johnnny, in response to your letter, I must confess that you too give me the feelings that people write stories about..." Frame 2: Perri writes and mutters, "If only they weren't horror stories."
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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Apr 24th
Frame 1: Rude Rabbit is on facebook using a laptop and responds to a message, "...well Patty... you're like a blackberry..." Frame 2: Rude Rabbit continues with a furrowed brow, "...the only thing people miss about you is pushing your buttons." Frame 3: Rude Rabbit raises a middle finger with its left hand to the computer screen and clicks the send button for the message using its right hand's middle finger.
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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Apr 10th
Frame 1: Perri, an 8 year old girl with blonde hair in pigtails and a pink dress, stands in front of her teddy bear who is sitting on a chair and she says: Teddy... why did Tommy push me at recess today? Frame 2: Perri stares at Teddy blankly with her arms at her side as she listens.
Rabbit, Herbert, and Perri examining a note with curiosity, while behind bushes and the title "Herbert lemon." Perri says, "Be cool."
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Harris's active conversations
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last reply by Harris - Feb 23rd:
I've observed many of the things mentioned above. There are people in my family/community that show bias to really pale family members/have explicit aversions to dating black folks.
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last reply by Harris - Feb 16th:
Conversations about lack of representation with regards to racial, gender, and sexual identities in the media and arts have recently increased in the general public over events such as the Oscars/Beyonce's Formation Video/The superbowl, etc.
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last reply by kumari - Feb 9th:
 
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last reply by Harris - Jan 27th:
First off, I really enjoyed reading everyone's responses above.
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last reply by Bilal - Jan 19th:
Thanks so much for sharing all those thoughts, arv. It's making me think more deeply about the concept and how really it's so much bigger than my personal experiences (without devaluing them though).
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last reply by Harris - Dec 9th:
@taashi I feel like your words resonate with me. I find that when people figure out/I tell them I'm not straight, they think I automatically reject any/all cultural identity that isn't what people expect of a liberal white canadian gay male.