Desmond Cole Wins Prize for Freedom of Expression

By January 11, 2018News

Desmond Cole, acclaimed journalist and author of the award-winning article, “The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black,” has been awarded the 2017 PEN Canada/Ken Filkow Prize for freedom of expression. The award honours those “whose work has advanced freedom of expression in Canada.”

In his documentary Desmond explores what it is to be black in Canada in the 21st. The Skin We’re In aired on CBC in 2017 and can be viewed here.