Black History Month with Speaker: Sarita Naa Akuye Addy, PhD

May 12, 2022

OECM takes great pride in celebrating our diversity as an organization. This February, we commemorated Black History Month by recognizing and honouring the enormous contributions that Black people have made and continue to make in all sectors of society. Our monthly Diversity Calendar showcased the importance and historical significance of Black History Month and invited OECM staff to learn more.

Each week during the month, OECM staff members shared a “Did You Know?” email with their colleagues, featuring the achievements of Black Canadians. At the end of the month, OECM invited Dr. Sarita Naa Akuye Addy, Manager, Learning & Knowledge Solutions at the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), to speak to OECM staff about Black History Month, where she initiated a dialogue on race, racism, and multiculturalism. With the aim of making this year’s Black History Month about learning and education, OECM staff were also invited to access valuable resources like the Ontario Black History Society archives, which are also available to our customers.

We invite you to join us on our continuous journey of learning, recognizing, and celebrating the contributions and legacy of Black Canadians through time.

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