Sandy Hudson is a Toronto-based organizer, communications specialist, political strategist, public intellectual, writer and abolition activist.
Black Lives Matter is a grassroots advocacy organization resolutely committed to be a platform upon which Black communities across Toronto can actively dismantle all forms of anti-Black racism, liberate Blackness, support Black healing, affirm black existence, and create freedom to love and self-determine.
Their mission is to forge critical connections and to work in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto.
For more information, see www.blacklivesmatter.ca
Sandy is the co-founder of the Black Liberation Collective in Canada. The organization is dedicated to building infrastructure for Black students around the globe to build power, using an intersectional lens, in order to eliminate anti-Blackness on campus. The Black Liberation Collective is also committed to working collectively with Black organizers across the country and globe to bringing about freedom and liberation for all Black people.
For more information, see: www.blackliberationcollective.org/our-demands
Sandy and Nora Talk Politics is podcast in which Sandy and Québec-based activist Nora Loreto engage in a frank, honest, progressive, feminist analysis about politics in Canada.
You can learn more and listen to the show at: www.sandyandnora.com
The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a new not-for-profit corporation that was incorporated under the laws of Ontario in 2017 of which Sandy serves as the Vice-Chair.
Beginning in August 2018, BLAC will deliver legal aid services to Black Ontarians. Specifically, BLAC will work to combat individual and systemic anti-Black racism by providing legal representation; engaging in test case litigation, law reform, and community development; and delivering summary legal advice, brief services, and public legal education.
For more information, please see: www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca
Bounded Blackness is a one-time audio project developed, produced, recorded and edited by Sandy Hudson and fellow Black Lives Matter activist Yusra Khogali. In this project, Yusra and Sandy elevate the voices of Black students at the University of Toronto who are navigating various forms of anti-Blackness across its three campuses.
For more information and to listen to the project, see: soundcloud.com/sandy-hudson
Misogynoir in Academia is the working title of an audio project Sandy is working on with journalists and creators Angelyn Francis and Pascale Diverlus. Recorded over the fall of 2015, this project is a series of conversations between Black women about their experiences of misogynoir in college and university. The project is to be released in the summer of 2018.