Black American actor and political activist Danny Glove addressed a large gathering of Black people at the First Baptist church in Toronto on Sunday.
Calling on them to play a more active role in the politics of the country, he said that they should see themselves as citizens of the world, even
though they may be Canadian citizens.
In his address, he acknowledged the historical significance ” of those who have gone before us,” the challenges facing people in the African diaspora and the common challenges of racism and injustice shared by African Americans and African Canadians.
Toronto community organizer and founder of the Canadian Black Caucus, Gwyn Chapman, had invited Glover to Toronto to talk about his experience as an international advocate for political action aimed at “emancipating people of African descent.”
She said that Sunday’s event was part of ” an ongoing campaign to inspire and move our community to more civic engagements” and that Glover will be returning to Toronto to participate in a conference planned for African Canadian youth during the current school year. The First Baptist church in Toronto was established in 1826 by fugitive slaves.