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From Vulnerability to Vitality: Building Sustainable English-Speaking Black and African Visible Minority Communities in Quebec

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Date & time
Monday, March 23, 2020 (all day)

This event is free






Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre
7141 Sherbrooke W.

Wheelchair accessible


Notice to participants: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Concordia University has issued a directive for conferences scheduled between now and April 15 to be postponed or cancelled. Under the circumstances, this conference scheduled for March 23 has been postponed. It will take place later in 2020, at a date to be determined. For information, please contact  Dr. Golnaz Rezai,



This one-day conference with presentations and workshops will bring together representatives from the government, education and community sectors to address challenges and solutions for building sustainable minority communities with special reference to the experience of the English speaking Black population of Quebec as a subset of the Black Canadian experience.


Confirmed Speakers

  • John Buck, President and Chief Executive Officer, CEDEC
  • Dr. David Firang, Assistant Professor, Trent University
  • Dr. Phillip Howard, Assistant Professor, McGill University
  • Dr. Lerona Dana Lewis, Course Lecturer, McGill University
  • Dr. Marie McAndrew, Emeritus professor, Université de Montréal
  • Dr. James McIntosh, Professor, Concordia University
  • Dave McKenzie, GDIA, MA, Founder and Coordinator, Community Service Initiative, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
  • David Walsh-Pickering, Provincial Employment Roundtable Manager, Youth Employment Services​





We recognize the support of the Government of Quebec, the Government of CanadaConcordia University, and the Black Studies Center.


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