Inspiring Black Flourishing in Waterloo Region and Beyond

Kitchener Public Library
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 at 6:30 PM  - 8:00 PM EST 
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Event Details

Universities are  central to enabling the  complete and equitable fulfillment of human potential.  They play a pivotal role in redressing anti-Black racism by  eliminating structural barriers to equity, inclusion and social justice  for Black identifying people, with full recognition of our intersectional identities, while advancing the innovative research, critical thinking and engaged dissemination of knowledge that foster equity, human dignity, and sustainability. 

 As we recognize Black History Month 2024, join the University of Waterloo for a free community talk and discussion. This event is held in partnership with the Kitchener Public Library and hosted by CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 
Location: Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener 
Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. 


Be inspired by University of Waterloo students, alumni and staff who are engaged in local and international community initiatives that aim to address barriers to Black flourishing or create opportunities for it.  

The talk will be moderated by Josette Lafleur, multimedia journalist and associate producer, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo.

Free parking will be available on the Queen Street above ground parking lot. 


Jacky Beckford Henriques
Varsity Head Coach, Swimming
University of Waterloo
Darren Baine
University of Waterloo
Undergraduate Student and Entrepreneur
Aaron Francis
University of Waterloo
PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs
Josette Lafleur
CBC Kitchener Waterloo


Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1 CA


General Admission

Organizer Details

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University of Waterloo

In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities. 

From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering, and health sciences research, ideas that will change the world are the heart of who we are.