STATEMENT June 2020
Beyond day-to-day racism, the frequent news of traumatic events towards and involving Black people is very painful. Our Black community is suffering and it’s past time to make change.
As Black people, active in our community, we are unequivocal in working towards challenging and dismantling systemic and anti-Black racism in all its forms in Canadian society.
We hope that you will stand with us on this journey and break the silence, as the work is not ours alone to accomplish. #BlackLivesMatter #EndAntiBlackRacism #GeorgeFloyd #ChristianCooper #RegisKorchinskiPaquet #DimarjioHoudiniJenkins
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.
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