KEEP THE MOVEMENT ALIVE - OCT 2020
Now, at the end of the Community Conversations series, Michele Newton reflects on where the conversation began and how it's developed during the 2020 reignition of the Black Lives Matter movement. Community Conversations was recorded at the Barrie Public Library on October 5, 2020.
MAKING Change TOGETHER - OCT 2020
Guest Manon Heran, a high school teacher in the Catholic School Board, shares her insights into and motivation behind her more than 15-year long journey engaging students in explorations of inclusion and diversity. we chatted about how she began and how her work has developed during the 2020 focus on the Black Lives Matter movement. Community Conversations was recorded at the Barrie Public Library on October 5, 2020.
Reflections on Change - JUNE 2020
Guest Candace Daniel, Broadcaster & News Anchor, shares commentary and lived experiences through her lens as a journalist, Black woman and mother. "Both COVID and Black Lives Matter have forced us to check our blind spots; served as mirrors for us to see where we are lacking—societally and individually—in terms of understanding, compassion, empathy, and education. I’m in it with you." —Candace
Host Michèle Newton reflects on change with Candace Daniel in Community Conversations on June 15, 2020.
BETTER TOGETHER - February 2020
Global citizen and thought leader Titi Akinsanmi shared her perspectives, experiences and ideas central to connecting and building community.
Aligning with Black History Month - honouring the contributions of Black Canadians, past and present, we explored the concept of "better together", or ubuntu, a catalyst to inclusion.
VOICE OF BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS - February 2020
Hosted by Making Change this experiential business panel focused on how to include diversity in the workplace. Five Black women professionals shared their lived experience, contributions to their respective fields and ideas to attract diverse talent to Simcoe County. Panelists included Stephanie Gourlie, Alicia Samuel, Claudine Cousins and Wendy Vincent. Moderator Shelly Skinner and co-host Michèle Newton of Our Mosaic Lives. Community Partners included: Barrie Chamber, Sandbox Centre, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, and XcelerateHER