AfroFest logoThe African diaspora festival AfroFest will open Tuesday, Feb. 15, with a panel of UWindsor alumnae discussing Black Canadian history.

Alumnae to discuss Black Canadian history

A conversation with three UWindsor alumnae will open the African diaspora festival AfroFest on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on Microsoft Teams, will highlight the contributions and history of Black Canadians, touch upon the Canadian civil rights movement, and feature a group discussion on personal experiences of anti-Blackness.

Presenters include:

  • Shantelle Browning-Morgan (BA 2000, B.Ed 2001, M.Ed 2008) a secondary school teacher at Westview Freedom Academy, secretary of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, a founder of the Black Staff Equity Alliance, and a member of Teachers for Global Awareness, Black Women of Forward Action, and Sister-to-Sister Think WISE (Women Inspiring Success and Excellence);
  • Cheryl Thompson (BA 2002), a professor in performance and the author of Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty and Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada‚Äôs Black Beauty Culture; and
  • Irene Moore Davis (BA 1993), educator, historian, author, and activist, president of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, chair of the Annual Buxton National Historic Site History and Genealogy Conference, programming chair at BookFest Windsor, a co-founder of Black Women of Forward Action, member of the transitional leadership team at Black Anglicans of Canada, and member of the Anglican Church of Canada's Dismantling Racism Task Force.

Attendance is free but requires registration in advance. Find more information and sign up here.