Shauntae Robinson-Weekes

Youth conference to address issues of African diaspora

The African Diaspora Youth Conference changed Shauntae Robinson-Weekes’ life, giving her the courage to pursue post-secondary education. She attended in 2008 as a grade 11 student Toronto’s Oakwood Collegiate Institute.

“I had never been on a university campus before,” says Robinson-Weekes, just finished her second year of studies in French and psychology at the University of Windsor. She says she had been afraid she couldn’t afford university until she saw the example of so many of the event’s organizers and speakers.