The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora is pleased to announce a two-day Black History Month Symposium to be held at York University on February 8 and 9, 2019.
The Black Leadership, Partisan Politics & Social Activism symposium will bring together community leaders, activists, academics and students to discuss the limitations and possibilities of political representation and social activism for advancing Black communities.
Day 2 of the symposium
When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Two panels will feature invited community activists and organizers.
Panel 1, on Black Leadership and Partisan Politics, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. featuring: Tiffany Gooch (Public Affairs Consultant and Public Opinion Columnist), Yafet Tewelde (Community organizer and PhD Candidate, York University), Wendy Vincent (Director Communications, Operation Black Vote Canada), Adaoma Patterson (President, Jamaican Canadian Association), moderated by Yolande Davidson (Director, Jamaican Canadian Association).
Panel 2, on Black Leadership and Social Activism, 1:45 to 3:45 p.m. featuring: Cole, Morgan and Hudson, along with Valerie Steele (Activist, Black Action Defence Committee), moderated by Sam Tecle (PhD candidate, Sociology, York University).
Where: Founders Assembly Hall, 152 Founders College, Keele campus, MAP
NOTE: Space is limited for both days of the symposium so members of the public are required to RSVP.