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Simone de Beauvoir Institute Prize Ceremony and Launch of the Dr. Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill Black Feminist Speaker Series

Date & time
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Dr. Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill


This event is free


Marlihan Lopez

Wheel chair accessible


Join Harambec and the Simone de Beauvoir Institute for a special evening marking 40 years since the inception of the first university accredited course on Black Women’s Studies offered in Canada, Black Women: The Missing Pages from Canadian Women's Studies.

The evening is a unique opportunity to honour the achievements of trailblazing pioneer, Dr. Esmeralda M.A. Thornhill. Subject of multiple firsts, she is a founding member and subsequent national President of the Congress of Black Women of Canada, a groundbreaking anti-racism educator, and recognized Human Rights advocate, both within and beyond Quebec.

On this occasion, Concordia University will award to Dr. Thornhill the Simone de Beauvoir Institute Prize in recognition of her groundbreaking contributions to education, equality and social justice.

Dr. Thornhill will also deliver a Keynote Address that will inaugurate the Black Feminist Speaker Series in her name.

This event is part of Flame Keeping!: Unearthing, Preserving, and Ensuring the Legacy of Montreal’s Black Women’s Groups, a constellation of events marking the 40th anniversary of Canada's first accredited university course in Black Women's Studies, Black Women: The Missing Pages from Canadian Women's Studies.

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