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

Online Only
Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM  - 2:30 PM EST 
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Event Details

Join us as we take in 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 UWaterloo. 


Feridun Hamdullahpur
University of Waterloo
President and Vice-Chancellor
Charmaine Dean
University of Waterloo
Vice President, Research and International
Laura Mae Lindo
Member of Provincial Parliament
Kitchener Centre
Aaron Francis
University of Waterloo
Graduate Student Association, Equity Advisor
Kathy Hogarth
University of Waterloo
Special Advisor, Anti-Racism and Inclusivity, VPRI & Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Naila Keleta-Mae
University of Waterloo
Associate Professor
Michele Ryan
Campus Housing, University of Waterloo
Business Process Analyst
Christopher Taylor
University of Waterloo
Lecturer, Department of History
Vershawn Young
University of Waterloo
English Language and Literature, and Communications Arts, Professor, Cross Appointed
Rufus John
Kitchener-Waterloo Canadian-Caribbean


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