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Mon, Aug 01



Emancipation Day Celebration - The Panel

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Emancipation Day Celebration - The Panel
Emancipation Day Celebration - The Panel

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Aug 01, 2022, 11:00 AM


About the Event

On March 24, 2021, the House of Commons voted unanimously to designate August 1 Emancipation Day. It marks the actual day in 1834 that the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect across the British Empire. Canadians are not always aware that Black and Indigenous Peoples were once enslaved on the land that is now Canada. Those who fought enslavement were pivotal in shaping our society to be as diverse as it is today. Therefore, each August 1, Canadians are invited to reflect, educate and engage in the ongoing fight against anti-Black racism and discrimination. Emancipation Day celebrates the strength and perseverance of Black communities in Canada.  Panelists: Kamika Williams, - President & Co-Founder Ninandotoo Society  Jovonne Johnson, - President & Co-Founder Rise Bridges Project  Devi Mucina, Ph.D. - Director, Indigenous Governance Program, University of Victoria  #EmancipationDayCanada


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