Young activist, Emilie Ruel, shares her handwritten thoughts on the responsibilities of being a Black Canadian, alongside her mother Akio Maroon.

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Awarded the 2017 Fred Fielder Self-Expression Public Speaking awards through the Toronto Boys and Girls Program for her speech on #BlackGirlMagic


Emilie with Little Star Child creating feminist street art to support survivors of gender based violence  



Emilie participated in a children led protest to amplify the call to #freeallpoliticalprisoners and in solidarity with immigration detainees on hunger strike in Lindsay Ontario


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Emilie is the youngest person to write and deliver a speech at Toronto Police Headquarters. She insisted that she spoke on why Police Officers should not be in Schools.

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