Virtual African Heritage Conference—African Heritage & Lateral Violence

ETT’s Anti-Racism, Equity, and Social Justice (ARESJ) Committee invites ETT members, their friends and acquaintances to join us in celebrating African Heritage by taking part in our virtual conference on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

The theme of this year’s conference is African Heritage & Lateral Violence.

The conference will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. and includes a 1-hour panel discussion session, and a Q&A and evaluation at the end of the session.


9:50 a.m.–10:00 a.m.: Registration

10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.: Guest Speaker

10:35 a.m.–11:45 a.m.: Panel discussion

11:50 a.m.–12:25 p.m.: Q & A, evaluation, panelists & participants share way forward

12:25 p.m.–12:30 p.m.: Closing remarks

Guest Speaker:

Professor Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey of McGill University will talk on the theme: African heritage & lateral violence

Panel discussion topic: 3 Steps forward, 2 Steps back: Lateral Violence, one enemy to our progress

Progress among people of African heritage seems to be stagnant and/or stale in the Canadian Society. Like the ‘crabs in a barrel’ adage, there seems to be a persistence of ‘PHD’ and ‘PTD’ syndrome – Pull Him Down; Pull Her Down; and/or Pull Them Down – in our communities. In some cases, “trumpism ideology” [it must be ME in charge or no other person of colour] is very prevalent among us. Like-minded people are rallied to distort and destroy another Black person in charge at a particular time period. It’s about time we held the bull by the horn, had courageous conversations, and discussed the disease of Lateral Violence and Micro-aggression among people of African heritage and allies, for a way forward.

Panelists are leaders who will share their experiences and their stories. Join us on February 26 to brainstorm suggestions and recommendations for a better future in our communities.

Download bios here.


ETT members, their friends and acquaintances are invited to register.

Registration will close on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Recording is prohibited

Any recording or replication in whole or part of this virtual session is prohibited.

Registration now closed.

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