Free Evening Workshops Held on February 1 and 10, 2022
During Black History Month, the QFHSA, in collaboration with the Community Learning Centre Initiative (CLC) of the Leading English Education and Resource Network (LEARN) and the Committee for the Enhancement of the Curriculum of the History of Quebec (ComECH), held a special event to celebrate the Black contributions to the history of Quebec.
Marlene Jennings, a former member of the Canadian Parliament and the current president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, was the host for the evening. She was joined by Dr. Dorothy Williams and Mr. Linton Garner. Dr. Williams is an archivist and historian whose writings include books chronicling the history of Black Montrealers and the ABC’s of Canadian Black History Kit, an educational resource on Canadian Black history. In addition to being the co-creator of the ABC’s of Canadian Black History, Linton Garner is an active member of the non-profit community as well as the Quebec regional director of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists, the host of CityLife Outaouais TV, and the marketing and sales director at blacbiblio.com (the publisher of the ABC’s). The QFHSA would like to thank Marlene Jennings, Dorothy Williams, and Linton Garner for sharing their own stories and reminding us of the importance of recognizing the contributions of all Canadians to our country’s rich history.
The Spring Issue of the QFHSA News features an article about the event on pages 11 and 12. You can find it here.
The QFHSA gratefully acknowledges the financial support received for this event from Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives (CSMARI) of Patrimoine Canadian Heritage (PCH).