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David Lewis-Peart

Human Services/MSM Prevention and Research Coordinator, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, Toronto, ON. Born: Toronto, ON. David Lewis-Peart is the MSM Prevention and Research Coordinator with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) in Toronto., and a graduate student at …

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Chef Anthony Mair

President, AnthonyMair.com, Toronto, ON. Born: Jamaica. Chef Anthony Mair completed his culinary training at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. It was there that he refined his cooking skills by competing in chef competitions across North America, garnering numerous gold …

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Esther Nkoli Enyolu

Executive Director, Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC), Pickering, ON. Born: Nigeria Esther’s work is grounded in an integrated anti-racist/anti-oppression and feminist analysis, a holistic approach in which a person’s experience and realities are not fragmented and divided. …

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Ali A. Abdi

Professor, Dept. of Educational Policy Studies/Co-Director, Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. Dr. Ali A. Abdi teaches International Education and is the founding Co-Director, Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) in the …

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Joan A. Pierre

Event Planner / Consultant, Joan Pierre & Associates, Markham, ON / Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, ON. Born: Trinidad & Tobago. Joan Pierre has worked for over 25 years in project management, fundraising, arts and administration. In 2009, she became an Associate …

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Blue Devil Mas

Dedicated to preserving the tradition of the J’ouvert and The Blue Devils (a.k.a. Jab Molassie)! J’ouvert (a.k.a. “Dutty Mas”) is the foundation of ribarnival, as we know it today. In Trinidad, J’ouvert is traditionally played at night between midnight and …