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