Being Black in Canada

Being Black in Canada
February 20th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join journalist Brock Weir for a panel discussion about the contemporary challenges and celebrations experienced by Black people today. Topics discussed will include race and economic mobility, systemic discrimination and the arts and culture scene. 

Panelists:

Jerisha Grant-Hall

Jerisha Grant-Hall is a community organizer, activist and the Chairperson of the Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA).

Glenn Marais

Glenn Marais is an accomplished singer/songwriter with a Juno nomination. He is also a music educator and a philanthropist who, through his company, Music in Mind, raises funds and awareness for communities locally and internationally.

Tessa Benn-Ireland

Tessa Benn-Ireland is a recently retired Justice of the Peace who sat on the Bench in Newmarket and Richmond Hill. She co-edited Some Black Women: Profiles of Black Women in Canada and served as the first YRDSB Black school trustee in addition to holding many other influential positions in community organizations.

Jacqueline Benn-John

Jacqueline Benn-John is the Executive Director of the Women's Support Network of York Region, a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Justice at OISE, a consultant and community engaged educator. She has published on the subjects of decolonization of Black Canadian women and redefining feminist resistance, activism and empowerment from the perspective of Black women.

 

Q&A to follow

In Celebration of Black History Month

Reccia Mandelcorn
rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
905-727-9494 ext 230
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