About BIPOC Coffee Talk Inc.
We are a discussion-based non-profit located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Treaty 6 Territory and the Homelands of the Métis). We are committed to addressing and embracing lived experiences of being BIPOC by providing a platform for interested speakers.
BIPOC Coffee Talk Inc. was conceived
Black Indigenous and Persons of Colour Coffee Talk Incorporated (BIPOC Coffee Talk Inc.) was founded in 2020 by co-founders Theodocia Quagraine and Dyana Castillo. After having a candid and open conversation about race they found solace in their shared experiences. Theodocia and Dyana decided to form the discussion group soon afterwards to reach other People of Colour who are seeking the opportunity to share their experiences or observations of oppression. All are welcome.
Virtual opening ceremony/Q&A
Our inaugural event was held virtually on November, 2020. During the event we introduced our group, shared our mission and vision and got a chance to meet interested participants. We ended the event with a Q&A session.
First Virtual Discussion
Our first discussion was done virtually, the topic was cultural assimilation. We had a total of 10 participants, 7 being BIPOC.
Officially registered as a non-profit organization in Saskatchewan
Coincidentally we officially registered as a non-profit organization exactly one year after our founding date.
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