Change & Action on CTV
(June 5, 2020 – Toronto, ON) CTV, Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 18 years, has announced a new 90-minute special in the hopes of starting a national dialogue on how Canadians can take action against systemic racism, now and in the future.
Premiering Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found as well as on Crave channels on Sunday, June 14, Change & Action: Racism in Canada will be hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake, Marci Ien, Tyrone Edwards and Lainey Lui (pictured above).
Discussing how all Canadians can stand in solidarity as allies of Black Canadians and marginalized communities, the television special will feature a series of conversations with artists, public officials, business leaders, activists, and athletes.
“Bell Media is committed to engaging Canadians in a conversation about the racism and social injustice that exists in our country,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Change is never easy, but it’s the uncomfortable conversations that ultimately lead to action.”
“It’s so important right now to keep this conversation going,” said Marci Ien. “We can no longer bury our heads in the sand and say we don’t have a problem in Canada. We’re hearing from people and communities across the country that we do. Right now, we have a unique opportunity to grab hold of this moment and talk about things that have made us uncomfortable for too long, because that’s how we can create meaningful change.”
Guests featured in Change & Action: Racism in Canada will be announced in the coming days. If you can’t watch, remember to set your PVR to record Change & Action: Racism in Canada on Saturday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found or on Crave channels on Sunday, June 4.