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BTI Commemorates Emancipation Day

Hosted by Black Talent Initiative
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About Event

Following the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Black Talent Initiative (BTI) was born out of shared compassion, lived experience, and the desire to reimagine workplaces that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

In 2021, the House of Commons voted to officially designate August 1st as Emancipation Day, and this marks the Abolition of the Slavery Act.

This year BTI will commemorate Emancipation Day on August 1st. Join us in-person at George Brown College Waterfront Campus for open conversations, thoughtful discussions, networking opportunities, and to hear from incredible speakers.

The event will be held at George Brown College’s Waterfront campus with three sessions + networking and refreshments throughout the afternoon and evening.

We invite you to join us for one or all the following sessions:
Session #1 (3 PM-5 PM): Presentation and discussions
​Session #2 (5 PM-7 PM): Networking Session
Session #3 (7 PM-9 PM): Presentation and discussions

Featured speakers include Taijah Cox, Shahaddah Jack, Hugh Lawson, Tyjondah Kerr, Joel Scales, Lisa Headley, Jermaine Murray, Kwasi Adu-Poku, Valerie Chelangat, Wilfred Sam-King, and Chadwin Bartley. You don’t want to miss these changemakers, leaders, and voices discussing liberation for Black Canadians.

Stay tuned for speaker announcements and to learn more details about each session!

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