Meet Philippe Dieudonné, Coordinator of the Refugee Resettlement Support Program (PAR) at CESOC / Cornwall.
Meet Freudlyne Amoussou, a young woman passionate about communications, from Benin. She is the creator of Negritude Magazine, an initiative she started to promote and celebrate black individuals in her community.
Richard Sharpe, he has 25 years of experience addressing racism, harassment and discrimination in workplaces as an activist, holding positions within the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Manitoba Federation of Labour, the Canadian Association of Professional Employees and the National Council of Visible Minorities (NCVM). During his 23 year tenure as an employee within the Federal Public Service, Richard has engaged in equity work while serving on employee boards and employment equity committees.
Josephine Basudde, a social worker specializing in gender based violence, racism, addictions and mental health and housing. She also possesses extensive knowledge on compassion fatigue, self -care and building resilience.
Meet Suzan Richards, single mom of 2 children and the artistic director of the Cultural Arts Studio here in Ottawa, which is celebrating its 25 years since its opening.
Meet Marlène Casimir, director of the Excelsior spiritual and cultural association for over ten years. This organization supports young people culturally and spiritually.
Meet Ken Campbell who is the current president of Jaku Konbit. Jaku Konbit is one of Ottawa’s more dynamic and proactive community-based organizations.
Meet Violène Gabriel, a nurse at Soins continus Bryuere, and founder the Regroupement Affaires Femmes – RAF. The RAF highlights the excellence and leadership of Canada’s francophone black girls and women.
THE GRIOT IN ME
We are the Black Canadian Archive for the National Capital Region.
Our mission is to preserve history, pass on knowledge, collect resources, and recognize experiences and practices of Black Canadians in the National Capital Region through oral and written tradition and initiatives.