Rooted in History: A Celebration of Black History as Canadian History

Friday, February 26, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

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The event will include a performance, a keynote address and a panel of some of our most formidable thinkers in celebration of Black History in Canada and those trailblazers making history right here at Waterloo. 

Key participants

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo
Laura Mae Lindo, Member of Provincial Parliament, Kitchener-Centre
Charmaine Dean, Vice-president, Research, University of Waterloo
Kathy Hogarth, Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Aaron Francis, Equity Advisor, Graduate Student Association
Christopher Taylor, Black Equity Strategist, Anti-Racism Advisor, and Lecturer
Vershawn Young, Professor, Cross Appointed; English Language and Literature
Naila Keleta-Mae, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts
Rufus John, Kitchener-Waterloo Canadian-Caribbean Vocalist