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Black History Month Main Event: Keynote Speaker Professor Cecil Foster

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The keynote speaker this year is Professor Cecil Foster, one of Canada’s leading public intellectuals on issues of race, culture, citizenship, and immigration. He will speak on the theme: Black Lives and the Building of Modern Canada; Reflections on the historic role of Black Sleeping Car Porters

HOW TO PARTICIPATE? PRE REGISTER TODAY!!! 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 17, 2021, 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: AU Keynote Speaker for Black History Month: Professor Cecil Foster

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EJ_kFjV9RA-yBCQTF8IpmQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

More about Professor Foster:

 

Born in 1954, he became a journalist in Barbados before emigrating to Canada, where he began reporting for the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail. He has worked for CBC and CTV. Between 1979 and 1982, he was the editor of Contrast, Canada’s first Black-oriented newspaper. Dr. Foster is also a novelist and non-fiction writer whose latest book is They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada (Biblioasis 2019). Professor Foster is an accomplished scholar, journalist, academic, intellectual, and award-winning author, and currently a Professor of Transnational Studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to win their own copy of: They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada (Biblioasis 2019). Eight copies will be given away in total.
Cost:

Free

Category:

N/A

Date & Time:

February 17, 2021
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EJ_kFjV9RA-yBCQTF8IpmQ

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