Black History Month student conference at UTM Feb. 18

(Screenshot: Twitter/@AkilAugustine)
(Screenshot: Twitter/@AkilAugustine)


They’re charming us on-air, writing books, or challenging the status quo.

Everyone from scribe Dalton Higgins to NBATV Canada’s Akil Augustine to the CBC’s Amanda Parris will be speaking at a Feb. 18 conference at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.

More than 400 students are expected to attend the 12th annual event, hosted by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board.
The event includes a panel discussion on ‘Black Identity in 2016’, followed by a series of workshops “led by a diverse range of presenters, who will share their own success and motivational stories,” said Dufferin-Peel’s principal of diversity, equity and inclusive education Michelle Coutinho.
“By learning about, and celebrating the contributions of African-Canadians, and, in particular, members of our own local community, students will be inspired to develop and share the diverse talents with which they have been blessed.”
The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Other presenters include:
  • Chloe McKenzie, marketing manager and leadership coach
  • Desmond Cole, radio host and columnist
  • Jesse Jones, founder & president of TEN81 Lifestyle Inc.
  • Morgan Campbell, sports writer
  • Itah Sadu, author
  • Ijo Vudo, dance educator
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