Black Resistance in Public Education—Black authors read-along

ETT invites its members and other educators and members of the community to join this exciting daytime event.

The past few years have redefined what it means to reckon with our past, advocate for better in our present and expand the possibilities for our future. In 2020, the pandemic and summer uprising following attacks against Black people rapidly transformed our lives, exposed the injustices that the powerful few have unleashed since our founding, and opened up the possibility for a radical realignment in our politics in a pivotal election year.  Now, advocates have the opportunity to focus public attention on creating a country where everyone is safe and free, with a care system and economy that works for all of us, no exceptions.

Join ETT as it hosts these crucially important day and evening events on February 21.

Daytime event—How to use the work literary works of Black authors to make change

Renowned authors Kenisha Bynoe and Nadia Hohn will sharing works through an in-person and virtual read-along. Kenisha Bynoe will be reading in the morning, and Nadia Hohn will be reading in the afternoon.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Location: Blackhurst Cultural Centre (777 Bathurst Street)

Target audience: students kindergarten to Grade 3


9:40 a.m.–10:25 a.m. Author: Kenisha Bynoe

Book: Shades of Me

Arts Activity: Exploring the Shades of Me

In-person attendees will be offered materials in skin-tone colours following the read aloud to engage in an arts and craft activity. Virtual attendees are encouraged to source art materials in skin tone colours so that students can participate in the activity following the virtual read aloud.

Cap of 30 participants (in-person)

10:40 a.m.–11:25 a.m.
(Session full)
1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Author: Nadia Hohn

Cap of 30 participants (in-person)

2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Registration is now closed. Registration closes February 21 at 12:00 p.m.*

For those attending virtually, a live stream will be available at the date and time of the event on the ETT YouTube channel.


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