Black Canadian history

In Conversation with Rosemary Sadlier

Friday, February 21, 2020

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A portrait of a Black woman with long hair wearing a plum-coloured jacket. Partially obscured.

Photo: Courtesy of Rosemary Sadlier

Event details

Join Rosemary Sadlier as she discusses her personal reflections on Black history in Canada from the perspective of her professional expertise and her personal and family experiences. You will have the opportunity to engage with Rosemary, ask questions, and discuss her personal connections to this history.

Free with admission

Rosemary Sadlier is an acclaimed author, educator, activist and expert on Black history in Canada. She is the Toronto Branch Chair at the Royal Commonwealth Society and the founder and president of the Black Canadian Network. She is an Order of Ontario recipient and former president of the Ontario Black History Society. She also worked with Honourable Jean Augustine on the national declaration of February as Black History Month and initiated the process to commemorate August 1st as Emancipation Day. Sadlier’s profile as a global defender of human rights is featured in the Canadian Teachers’ Federation “Speak Truth to Power Canada” resource. 

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation.