The killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 by a white assailant inspired the Black Lives Matter movement, which quickly spread outside the borders of the United States. The movement’s message found fertile ground in Canada, where Black activists speak of generations of injustice and continue the work of the Black liberators who have come before them.

Until We Are Free contains some of the very best writing on the hottest issues facing the Black community in Canada.


  • Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Awards, Publishing 2021


Short-listed, Saskatchewan Book Award, Publishing, 2020
“Whether in an imagined future or today’s stark reality, Until We Are Free stands as a necessary work that is bound to become central to dialogues in the areas of social justice and global liberation.”  —Quill & Quire

"While including a rich history of anti-Black racism in Canada and the origin of the Canadian blm chapter, the book also presents a comprehensive portrait of contemporary Black Canada....Until We Are Free weaves personal narratives, historical facts, interviews with Black activists, poetry, archival documents, and photographs into a dynamic yet cohesive story....This brilliant anthology is bookended by imagined futures written by the editors." —Canadian Journal of History