Emancipation Day Virtual Panel Discussion
August 1, 2022, marks the second Emancipation Day in Canada since Bill M-36 was unanimously passed in the House of Commons, officially recognizing this significant day across Canada. This day marks the actual day that Slavery was abolished in 1834.
Canadians are not always aware that Black and Indigenous Peoples were once enslaved on the land we now call Canada, and their pivotal role in shaping our society.
The Dufferin County Canadian Black Association, in partnership with Steve Anderson, Deputy Mayor, Shelburne and Senator Wanda Bernard, with support from the Town of Shelburne's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and Shelburne Public Library, is proud to host a Virtual Emancipation Day Panel Discussion on August 2, 2022, at 7PM.
To register, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpcO2trjkuHNYUsoj6Lirwb9PrY5qKqCpn.
What to expect:
1. Greetings from our local leaders - MP, MPP, OPP
2. Video montage from community members
3. Engaging conversations with thought leaders and change makers who were instrumental in bringing recognition to this important day in our history
4. The opportunity to learn more about our collective history and how we can each champion the cause for equity going forward