Natasha Henry, Ontario Black History Society President, Historian, and Author will discuss the history of racial discrimination in schooling in Canada and highlight the ways that this past shapes public education today. In this presentation, Henry will reflect on what this history should mean for the transformational change that education activists advocate for - to eradicate disparate outcomes for Black students and other historically marginalized groups.
Through interactive discussions, we will also explore the implications of the presentation topic on curriculum, student experience, community engagement, and leadership in schools. Please come prepared to join the conversation.
This workshop is intended for educators, support staff, school and board/district administrators across Canada.
This workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.
ABOUT NATASHA HENRY
Natasha Henry is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. She is an educator, historian, and curriculum consultant, specializing in the development of learning materials that focus on the African Diasporic experience. She is the author of Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking About Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada(January 2012), Early Societies: Africa, China, and Europe (2013).
Natasha also wrote The African Diaspora (2014) and African Canadian Firsts (2014) in the Sankofa Black Heritage Collection by Rubicon Publishing. African Canadian Firsts received the 2014 Gold Medal Moonbeam Children's Award for Multicultural Non-Fiction. Natasha has also written several entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian history. She is an award-winning curriculum developer and was the 2017 recipient of the ETFO Curriculum Development Award. Natasha has developed the educational resources for several exhibits and web-based projects on the Black experience in Canada. Natasha is currently an occasional elementary teacher.