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Celebrating Black Excellence: TDSB Launches Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement

Celebrating Black Excellence: TDSB Launches Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement

Tuesday, June 1
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the inaugural celebration of the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement! The first of its kind in public education in Canada.

Featuring a performance by Randell Adjei, who was recently named Ontario’s first Poet Laureate; and an engaging panel discussion about the Centre’s mandate with distinguished speakers: 

  • Dr. George Dei, Professor of Social Justice Education and Director of the Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), The University of Toronto.

  • Dr. Carl E. James is a Professor and the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University.

  • Dr. Nicole West-Burns, CEO of NWB Consulting, professional development consultant with a focus on educational equity issues and dismantling anti-Black racism in education.

  • Dr. Njoki Wane, an accomplished educator, researcher, educational leader and professor at the University of Toronto. She is currently serving as Chair in the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, University of Toronto.

Moderated by Itah Sadu, storyteller, children's author and managing director of A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People's Residence.


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