Fireside Chat featuring Chiamaka Mọgọ, Board Member, Canadian Race Relations Foundation & Public Policy Professional & Natasha Henry, President, Ontario Black History Society
One of the greatest crimes against humanity till date has been the transatlantic slave trade. It is not just a reference to a dark period in human history, but the reality that we still continue to live with its shameful legacies. In particular, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed those legacies, including racism, inequality, and systemic racism of people of African descent across the globe.
To mark August 23 as a day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, Chiamaka and Natasha discuss this shameful legacy and focus on how COVID-19 has exacerbated the social, political, economic and health conditions that are linked to structural racism, thereby causing people of African descent to suffer disproportionately.
Drawing clear links between the transatlantic slave trade and on-going structural racism faced by the Black community, the panelists will also discuss what we can do to eradicate anti-Black racism and promote equity for this community.
This webinar occurred on August 22, 2020, 1 - 2 PM EST.
Chiamaka Mọgọ is a Nigerian-Canadian, public policy professional.
She holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration (Honours) degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada and a Master’s in Public Policy and Global Affairs degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Since Chiamaka’s teenage years, she has been active in mobilising stakeholders, implementing action plans and managing projects that promote equity, inclusion and development in Canada as well as in sub-Saharan Africa. Her past and current professional affiliations include, the: University of British Columbia (Policy Analyst), African Marine Environment Sustainability Initiative (Board Member), United Nations Migration Agency - International Organization for Migration (Migration Health Intern/Volunteer), Engage Africa Foundation (Volunteer), Canadian Red Cross (Case Worker), Association of African Business Schools (Guest Speaker), Initiative for Initiative Dialogue in Nigeria (Founder) — to name a few.
Chiamaka has received several awards in recognition of her intellectual promise and commitment to fostering resilient societies. She has been listed on the Black Canadian Awards’, National Wall of Role Models; given the Stuntman Stu Community Builder award, by the Proud to Be Me youth awards’ organizers and; named one of the 100 Black women to watch in Canada by CIBWE.
She is currently nurturing the Initiative for Inclusive Dialogue in Nigeria (IIDN). A non-profit that uses capacity-building activities to promote good governance education in Nigeria.
Twitter Username: @Amzy_M
About Chiamaka Mọgọ
Chiamaka is also actively nurturing the Initiative for Inclusive Dialogue in Nigeria, a non-governmental organization
Natasha Henry is an educator, historian, and curriculum consultant. She is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. Natasha Henry is currently completing a PhD in History at York University, researching the enslavement of Africans in early Ontario and is a 2018 Vanier Scholarship recipient.
Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories of Black Canadians.
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