Black Brilliance: Embracing History and Ourselves - Black History Event by WRDSB

When: February 26, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Where: Youtube

Black Brilliance: Embracing History and Ourselves - Black History Event by WRDSB

As part of our ongoing anti-Black racism work, we are hosting our 3rd annual Black History Month event. This event brings together Board trustees, students, staff and members of the African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) community for an opportunity to learn from each other, make connections, build relationships, and celebrate together.

This year's theme is "Black Brilliance: Embracing History and Ourselves," with Keynote Speaker Natasha Henry, current president of the Ontario Black History Society. She is completing a Ph.D. in History at York University, researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario. Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha's work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories of Black Canadians.

Natasha will be speaking about the #BlackedOutHistory campaign, an initiative aiming to raise awareness of how little Black history is taught in Canadian schools and is calling on the provincial and federal governments to update the education curriculum.

The evening also includes WRDSB student voice submissions and a student panel moderated by Black Brilliance Advisory Council member, Abena Peprah.

Event Details

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: YouTube

Register for this event

Please note: After you register, a link to the live stream will be provided to you.

If you are unable to attend the event, a recording of the event will be posted to YouTube within 24 hours after the event.

Questions can be directed to Deepa Ahluwalia, Human Rights and Equity Advisor at deepa_ahluwalia@wrdsb.ca.