MacEwan University is proud to host Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard to kick off our Black History Month 2021 virtual series.
Senator Bernard will engage us in celebrating, mourning and providing hope in building a more inclusive Canadian society. Senator Bernard’s story, wisdom, knowledge and political engagement around Canadian’s of African descent; her advocacy work for the Black Social Workers’ Association in Canada; her assessment of the impact of COVID-19 for Canadian African Descent communities; and her work connected to confronting anti-Black Racism will be a suitable broad source for sharing, learning and acting for MacEwan University and our Black History Month partners to actively listen, reflect and learn with one another.
Welcome and introduction: Dr. Annette Trimbee President and vice-chancellor, MacEwan University
Session host: Dr. Wanda Costen Dean, School of Business, MacEwan University
Black History Month 2021 is a university-wide celebration that aims to raise awareness of the contributions made by Black Canadians to Canada’s culture and legacy, past and present. It also creates a space to reflect on the realities Black Canadians continue to face regarding racism and discrimination. All events are free to attend and open to the public, however, registration may be required.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.