Empowering Our Future
Carleton University’s 2nd Annual
Black History Month Event
Honoring Our Past & Empowering Our Future
The Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program in partnership with The Royal Bank of Canada
Empowering Our Future
Honouring and paying homage to Afro-Caribbean Black (ACB) Canadians who came before us, and paved the way for many Canadians, is not only showing our appreciation but also acknowledging that their efforts do not go unnoticed. Although the sense of remembering and reflection tends to happen during Black History Month for many Canadians, we should also be diligent to not only focus on our past. Instead, we should be open and willing also to empower ACB Canadians in our contemporary moments, so that they, too, can positively pave the way for ACB Canadians for years to come.
Historically, we know Black Canadians, such as Viola Davis, who have made a social impact that many Canadians benefit from today. But, what about our ACB people living now who are also contributing to the social fabric of this country? Lest we forget the ACB Canadians, currently, who are making a positive impact to push the narrative that signifies that ACB people are intelligent, passionate, and creative. For instance, Dr. Ciann Wilson achieved an academic Assistant Professor position at the young age of 28 years. Dr. Wilson’s work intentionally focuses on the improvement of the health and well-being of ACB communities, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Dr. Ciann Wilson is just one of many ACB community members whose work is important but tends to be under the radar as many Canadian are unfamiliar with her incredible social contributions.
Details of the event:
On February 28th, 2020, ACMP in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, Carleton University and The University of Ottawa will host its second annual, one-day, Black History Month event. The evening’s festivities will celebrate ACB history, while also honouring Black people, currently, who are making outstanding contributions to Canada.
Who is this event intended for
Carleton University and the University of Ottawa students and faculty,
OCDSB and OCSB high school students (parents), teachers and staff
Broader Ottawa community members.
Broader Montreal and Toronto community members
We encourage people of all ages and various ethnic backgrounds to attend, as this is a safe and inclusive space!
Date and location of the event
When: Friday, February 28th, 2020
Where: Dominion Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper St., Ottawa, Ontario)
Time of the event
Full course complimentary (FREE) dinner served between 5 pm to 6 pm. Accommodating 200 people.
Free event, open to the public!
Food tickets: First, 200 people to register will receive a complimentary dinner!
Non-food tickets: The Sanctuary in Dominion Chalmers (where the event will be hosted) can accommodate 800 - 1000 guests. Therefore, we can accommodate a large number of guests, at no charge!