When: Feb. 16th at 6pm
Location: Zoom & Facebook Live
Moderator: Dilaye Desta
Guests: Sarah George, Karine Coen-Sanchez
Black History is a time to celebrate the achievements of civil rights movements, innovative
trailblazers, and beauty in our diverse cultural expressions. The history of Black Canadians is an
particularly diverse one – from the story of Black Canadians in Africville, to the wave of African
& Caribbean migrants that arrived in Canada over the course of the 60s and 80s, and now at
present day – the history of revolution and resistance is a recurring theme that is prevalent
amongst Black communities. This Black History Month not only are we taking a moment to
explore our past, but we are also taking the time to celebrate the work of contemporary Black
scholars, activists, and leaders from our local communities.
Dilaye Desta will be moderating this discussion &; will go through a series of questions that
highlight our panelists & views and the passion behind their work. We will hear about the
historical context of resistance movements in Canada and how their work ties into community
activism and revolution in contemporary society. We will discuss what barriers are faced–
whether it be within our communities or due to the lack of support given to our communities
and initiatives. Then the conversation will transition into highlighting the work of current local
Anti-Black racism initiatives and ways we can support the community and these initiatives.
There will be a brief Question and Answer period at the end and an opportunity to share
educational resources for those who want to learn more, get involved, and challenge everyone
to do their part to ensure the change we all want to see.