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Celebrating our Past, Taking Action for Our Future

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25 Cecil St

Toronto, ON M5T 1N1


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African Heritage and Black History Month

Celebrate our rich history of our struggle for freedom and join a discussion on the current struggles facing our community with the objective of developing strategies to makes our voices heard through political action.

Then add your voice in a community based discussion to help shape the political action work of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Ontario Federation of Labour and Canadian Labour Congress. By working in solidarity with Black and racialized workers across Canada we will continue the legacy of our ancestors to challenge anti-black racism in our times.

Free tickets and dinner provided by sponsors. Register today.


What is the program for the evening?

The “Celebrating our Past, Taking Action for our Future” two-and-a-half-hour event (from 6-8:30 p.m.), will be held at the United Steelworkers Hall and will include dinner, engaging speakers and a discussion session based upon the following agenda.


Dinner: 45 minutes - Spoken word Artist - Shadiya Aidid

Emcees: Megan Whitfield and Elizabeth Ha

Greetings from speakers: 15 minutes

  • Ahmad Gaied, OFL
  • Yolanda McClean, CBTU
  • Larry Rousseau, CLC

Keynote Speaker - Policing Black Lives (Robyn Maynard) - 15 minutes

  • Deliving behind Canada's veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prison, classrooms and beyond

“Let’s talk Black Futures” - 30 minutes – Facilitated Discussion

o Speakers

  • Brittany Andrew-Amofah
  • Robyn Maynard
  • Walied Khogali

Event Wrap – 10 minutes

o Summary of group discussion

  • Call to action: "Taking Action for Our Future"
  • Black Votes Matter launch
  • Know Your Rights Campaign
  • Raffle
  • Photo-call/Book signing

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