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Black History Month IG Live (1/3)

February 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Join us live throughout February for our scheduled Black History Month Community highlights interview on Instagram Live!

The chats will be hosted by our very own Shanese Steele and feature the following guests:
– Larissa Crawford on Feb 10 @ 6 pm
– Paige Galette on Feb 17 @ 6 pm
– Mahlikah Awe:ri on Feb 24 @ 6 pm

To watch, join us at instagram.com/cdnroots at the scheduled times
About the speakers:

Feb 10th at 6 pm with Larissa Crawford

Larissa is a restorative circle keeper, published Indigenous and anti-racism researcher, award-winning ribbon skirt artist, and proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra. She is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances equity and climate justice through lenses of ancestral accountability and anti-racism. Larissa is a CohortX Climate Justice Fellow, a Raven Trust Capital Fireweed Fellow, Action Canada Fellow, and an awardee of Women of Influence’s Top 25 Women of Influence.
Feb 17th at 6 pm with Paige Galette

Paige Galette (elle.she.her) was born in Montréal, raised in London, Ontario, and makes the Yukon her home. Paige Galette is a nationally-based community organizer and educator with a strong background in governance, policy, and employer-employee relations. Paige leads workshops on anti-racism and anti-oppression. She holds over 15 years of experience serving in leadership roles on NGO boards.
Feb 24th at 6 pm with Mahlikah Awe:ri

Canadian Poet of Honor and TED Talk Speaker, Mahlikah Awe:ri is an Afro-Indigenous (Kanien’kéhà:ka, Mi’kmaw) Artist for Social Change based in Tsi Tkarón:to, Oniatarí:io (Treaty 13); shifting paradigms through Indigenized ways of knowing and being while reimagining what it means to be “In-Relation”, to the Land and to each other. Awe:ri is an acclaimed & award-winning Spoken Word Artist, Activist, Arts Educator, Artist Mentor, Musician, Performance Artist, Futurist Writer, Digital Artist, Moon Medicine Carrier & Mindfulness Coach.

Mahlikah is currently the Director of Programming for Neighbourhood Impact at the Centre of Learning & Development, Founding member of Red Slam, an Indigenous Art 4 Social Change Movement, an Art Educator for The Art Gallery of Ontario, TDSBCreates Artist Mentor, and Faculty Member for BLM Canada’s Wildseed Centre’s Black Arts Fellowship. Recent artistic projects include CBC Arts Poetic License Featured Poet, Audible Canada Power in Poetry: Moods That Move Recording Artist, Defining Brave Short Film Featured Performer, Emcee on the New Tradition Music Single One Dish and TED Talk Speaker at TEDxDelthorneWomen in Los Angeles California {Transformation And The Dragonfly Effect}.



February 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm