Discussion Series: Cultivating Black Excellence at the OCDSB

Discussion Series: Cultivating Black Excellence at the OCDSB
Posted on 03/09/2021
Discussion Series: Cultivating Black Excellence at the OCDSB

What does Black Excellence mean? How can we work together as a community so that African, Black, African-Caribbean (ABC) students can envision and feel empowered to reach their goals and achieve their full potential?


The OCDSB will be hosting a four-part discussion series focusing on the topic of Black Excellence. The discussions are intended for parents, secondary students and staff.


These sessions will be livestreamed over YouTube and students, parents and staff are encouraged to share questions in advance to influence the discussion.


Session #1: Cultivating Black Excellence at the OCDSB


Topic: How can the OCDSB support Black students to overcome barriers and find opportunities to reach their potential?


Date: Wednesday, March 10 from 7:00-8:00 pm


Format: Panel discussion livestreamed over YouTube


Livestream link: https://youtu.be/PWtG2KRL-II


Presenters:

Introductions: Camille Williams-Taylor, OCDSB Director of Education

Moderator: Jacqueline Lawrence, OCDSB Diversity and Equity Coordinator

 

Panel: 

  • Mariam Abdullahi, former OCDSB student
  • Prince Duah, OCDSB Superintendent of Instruction
  • Tess Porter, OCDSB Black Graduation Coach

Share Your Questions or Topics of Discussion

Members of the community are encouraged to share questions or proposed topics of discussion for the panel ahead of the event through the following Google Form.

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