Black History Month Panel Discussion & Exhibit at MoD

Feb 4th, 2020
By rwhelan
Black history month proclamation presentation

The MoD in partnership with Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson and members of the CDDHS Youth Advisory committee and G.E.T. Outreachworks, kicked off Black History Month with the historic Pan African flag raising ceremony at the MoD on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, the MoD will host a panel discussion with guest speakers, a Black History Month exhibit and a presentation on the influence of diversity in music. God father of Canadian Rap, Maestro Fresh Wes will be joining in the celebrations.

The Museum of Dufferin is proud to be involved with helping our community learn about those that have contributed in the past and present and to those who are the future of this community.

Panelists include:
Alethia O’Hara-Stephenson -MBA, CIP, Director, CDDHS Youth Advisory committee
Steve Anderson – Shelburne Deputy Mayor and County Councilor
Geer Harvey – MSW, Social Worker/ Attendance Counsellor Upper Grand District School Board   
Althea Casamento - Director, Choices Youth Shelter        
Linda Amour Grant – CFP / Financial Planner       
CDDHS Youth Advisory Member Student               

Maestro Fresh Wes - One of the earliest Canadian rappers to achieve mainstream success, Maestro Fresh Wes is credited as the "Godfather of Canadian hip hop". His debut album, Symphony in Effect (1989), was the first certified platinum album by a Black Canadian artist. The song “Let Your Backbone Slide” became the first single from a Canadian hip hop artist to go gold, followed by Canada's first platinum-selling hip hop album, Symphony in Effect. On November 21, 2019, "Let Your Backbone Slide" was the first rap song to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.


For more information, contact:
Nanci Malek
Events, Promotions, Marketing Coordinator
Museum of Dufferin
936029 Airport Rd., Mulmur ON L9V 0L3
Tel: 519-941-1114 ext 4015