BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021
Date: Wednesday February 24th, 2021
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm EST
This event is free, however we welcome any donations.
Cynthia Appiah is a standout shot put and hammer throw athlete at York University. She was introduced to bobsleigh in the summer of 2011 when she attended a testing camp at her university. Cynthia tested, went to her first bob school, completed school and has been on a steady progression since going to her second bobsleigh school in 2013.
Akilah Newton is an activist, entrepreneur and author. She has always had a fascination with the arts and pursued her passion by studying music, drama and dance, and performing in productions at John Abbott College and as a member of the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir. Read more...
Kim Madume is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo in her 4B term of Honours Arts with a double major in Psychology, Sexuality Marriage and Families (SMF) and a minor in Music. In the future Kim would love to explore a possible career in relational counselling or ministry, and is in the works of launching a podcast with her friend that will center around themes of life, race and faith. During her free time you can catch Kim writing poetry and music, enhancing her photography and videography skills, going for a hike with friends or reading a book. She has a bubbly personality and a heart for people!
Chidera Onyegbule is a Nigerian-Canadian student at Carleton University in Ottawa studying neuroscience. Throughout her schooling in St. Catharines, Niagara, she enjoyed volunteering in her community, embracing and sharing Black culture and amplifying social issues affecting the African diaspora. From the age of 10, Chidera has been a member of the African Association of Niagara which has helped her learn about and appreciate her African culture and heritage. She co-founded her high school’s first Social Justice and Equity Club. Last Black History Month, Chidera presented a speech at the Advocating for Black Excellence Awards Niagara (ABEAN) gala. Chidera is also an athlete who enjoys many sports. She represented Niagara region in track and field for nine years; won athlete of the year for three years in a row and female athlete of the year once.
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