By Sharon McMillan, SLNA VP Marketing
As countries around the world celebrate Black History Month right now, we have the distinction of welcoming to our upcoming SLNA meeting, the woman who took the lead in pushing for a Black History Month commemoration here in Canada. We are pleased to be welcoming Order of Ontario recipient and Past President of the Ontario Black History Society, Rosemary Sadlier as our featured speaker at the Monthly SLNA Community Meeting on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
As an educator Rosemary has developed and contributed to African Canadian curriculum and was an appointed member of the College of Early Childhood Educators. As an author Rosemary has written 7 books on African Canadian history. Most recently Rosemary was appointed Equality Lead for the Americas and the Caribbean with the Royal Commonwealth Society.
This neighbourhood is historically where Toronto began and where many Black Canadians and Black Americans made their mark in history (to name a few: Thornton and Lucie Blackburn who escaped slavery in the United States to establish themselves as community leaders and activists in Toronto and well known anti-slave activist and publisher Mary Ann Shadd...). We look forward to the highlights of those historic profiles during Rosemary's presentation on February 24th - see you there! For more information contact us.