Many Rivers to Cross: The African Canadian Experience
Presented by Lorne Foster and Dora Nipp
The African Canadian Experience will discuss the importance of Black Canadian History Month in building cultural capital. Black History Month for many is about instilling pride in the Black community by affirming a story that has not been adequately told. The presentation will include the photo exhibit display that examines the important place that people of African descent have occupied in Canada from the 17th century to the present. It addresses a range of subjects – migration, culture, the struggle for justice, and work – all in the context of the development, over the past 400 years, of a complex, vibrant community and supportive community life.
DORA NIPP is a historian, ethnographer and a lawyer. She is the CEO of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario (MHSO). She will speak to direct photographs from the MHSO virtual exhibit Many Rivers to Cross: The African Canadian Experience, curated by Dr. Sheldon Taylor.
LORNE FOSTER is Professor, Public Policy and Human Rights. He is the Director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR), which is a leading university-based survey research centre in Canada. He is past Academic Director, Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC); and the inaugural Faculty Chair, Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments (RISE). His current research focus is on human rights and public policy linkages in as they relate to the area of race and ethnicity.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
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