Mr. Parker has been a supporter of numerous initiatives related to civil rights, social justice, and anti-racism. From his provincial support of BSA's and BTA's, to his community activism and service on the City of Edmonton's Anti-racism committee. Community will always be at the forefront of the A.G.P movement.
In June of 2020 there was a march held at the Alberta Legislative grounds dedicated to addressing Racism in Canada, The United States and globally. Andrew was one of the many speakers that weekend in June, and his commitment to the community and the City of Edmonton grew exponentially after this event. Below are a few of the speeches, interviews, and resources that resulted from this powerful weekend in the City of Champions.
This video was taken at the June 2020 March for anti-black racism in Edmonton Alberta. 25, 000 people marched to the Alberta Legislative Grounds to address the challenges presented by racism in the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta. Andrew reads his speech dedicated to Edmonton, the city of Brotherly Love, and the city of champions.
This video edited, filmed and produced by Travis MacEwan, won the 2021 NDPH National Award for excellence in journalism and news media.
Andrew revisits the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech, adding his own spin on the events leading up to the social justice and civil rights movement of 2020 and 2021.
"Who is really making change" was the question posed by the Gifted Gab podcast to A.G.P. Andre and Alex share a fun and informative interview with A.G.P regarding his social justice initiatives, the BTA, changes in education, and community activism in North Edmonton. Many thanks to the Gifted Gab, one of the most groundbreaking podcasts in Canada.
In May of 2020 Andrew was selected to serve on the City of Edmonton's Anti-racism Committee (ARAC). The Anti-racism Advisory Committee’s mandate is to raise awareness and catalyze action on racism and anti-racism in Edmonton, and provide advice to Council regarding community perspectives on issues relating to racism, including, but not limited to: diversity; discrimination; hate and extremism; racial equity; anti-Black racism; racism against Indigenous Peoples; xenophobia; Islamophobia; antisemitism; and the lived experiences of persons of colour.
The Anti-racism Grants Program supports youth, non-profits and local grassroots organizations with the development of anti-racism projects and events.
For details about the program and information on how to apply, please visit
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