June 17


07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

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Join us for an evening with author and historian Natasha Henry as she discussed her books on the history of Emancipation Day in Canada!

Along with looking at the history of emancipation in Canada, she will highlight the commemoration of Emancipation Day during the last year in the context of social unrest and the global COVID-19 pandemic. Henry will also discuss the recently passed bill, M-36, that was unanimously passed to have Emancipation Day recognized federally and share what it should mean for Black Canadians.


This is a virtual event. Registration is required as space is limited. Details on how to join are included in the confirmation email. Participants can attend via computer, tablet, smartphone or dial-in via phone.

Admission is by donation (Suggested minimum $5.00)


Natasha is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. Her publications include Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking about Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012) and several entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian history. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at York University researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario. Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories Black Canadians.