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شهر التاريخ الأسود - فبراير

 
اصدار جديد
01 فبراير 2021

 

سلسلة المتحدثين PRUDE Inc.'s Black History Month 2021

 

تحيات أصدقاء،

كجزء من احتفالاتنا بشهر التاريخ الأسود ، تعاونت شركة PRUDE مع جمعية نيو برونزويك للتاريخ الأسود لتقديم سلسلة المتحدثين ، وهي سلسلة من المحادثات التفاعلية المجانية عبر الإنترنت من قبل مقدمي العروض من جميع أنحاء المقاطعة. سيشاركك مقدمو العروض الضيوف بمعلومات حول مواضيع مثل تاريخ Black Loyalist ، وتأسيس شركة PRUDE Inc. في عام 1981 ، وقصص من المجتمع الأسود المحلي ، ومستوطنة Willow Grove ، والارتقاء الشخصي ، والشعر ، وقراءات الكتب والمزيد!

سيستضيف مدير برنامج PRUDE Inc. دامون ليفين والمدير الإداري لي سونغ الجلسات الخاصة بشهر التاريخ الأسود ، سلسلة المتحدثين .

 

نحن نتطلع لرؤيتك ... اشترك الآن!
 

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022

How to start a Business in the Community 

Presenter: Bridget Ibukun

Before moving to Canada in 2018, Bridget worked at a top-tier commercial bank in Nigeria, gaining experiences in Banking, Human Resource Management and Training Development. She also owned an Event Planning and decoration outfit and a beauty salon.

 

She is a Sociology graduate, a Certified Customer Service Trainer (CCST) with an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and a student member of the New Brunswick chapter of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR).


Bridget is a Certified Event and Wedding Planner and a member of the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CANSPEP). she runs her Event Management outfit, Elegance Events By Bridget (@elegancebybridget). She genuinely enjoys beautifying spaces, planning events and weddings, and
offers rental services.


She enjoys cooking and sharing cooking ideas, photos and videos on her food blog (@siramidkitchen). Bridget trains youths on skills development. She teaches newcomers how to start a business in the city and finds time to encourage small business owners and connect them with potential clients through her social media platform (@businessdateca).


Bridget is very enthusiastic about community service. She is a World Pulse Ambassador, volunteers for PRUDE Inc., YMCA, RCCG community, Community Volunteer for Income Tax Program, United Colours of Fashion, NBCC and other private businesses.


Awards:
- New Brunswick Community Personality Award, 2020. Organized by Canada Vendors
- Platinum Award in category “Event and Party Planning” - 2021. By Saint John Community Votes.
- Platinum Award Winner in category “Wedding Planner” - 2021. By Saint John Community Votes.

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Being Fluid--Poetry with Clyde Wray 

Presenter: Clyde Wray

Clyde Wray is the author of four books of poetry. He is also a producer, director, playwright and a performer, having had his work performed in such places as New York, Los Angeles, Denmark, Halifax and right here in Saint John.

And though he’s a New York City native, Clyde is really very much the Maritimer. He resides with his wife Kelli and their three children Astrid, Shasta and Nikolai in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Black Gay Culture: An Intimate Portrait
with Normand/Normani Hector

Presenter: Normand/Normani Hector

Normand Hector/Normani is a drag performer and motivational leader, a career that has seen him recognized with awards and accolades from top corporate organizations in New Brunswick. With a strong background in corporate sales and team building for more than 30 years, he recognizes the importance of dedication, service, and excellence.

 

Normand was born the second youngest of eight children to hard-working parents. Coming from a family of game changers led him to teach classes that develop, inspire, and mentor our youth to embrace their challenges with self confidence and self esteem. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Inukshuk award for community involvement and leadership.  

 

In 2018 Normand/Normani decided to embrace his inner passion--drag performing--with a teaching message. Normand /Normani has been with his husband for more than 27 years, and married for more than 16 years. Normand /Normani brings unique perspectives gained from life experiences, hard work and determination.  He continues to take his career, performing and otherwise, to unprecedented levels. Normand’s /Normani's down-to-earth humor compels all to laugh while they learn. 

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

How to Discover the Lost Stories of New Brunswick’s Early Black Settlers 

Presenter: Stephen Davidson

The son of two Saint Johners, Stephen has ties to Loyalist history that go back to 1783 when his ancestors were fellow passengers with New Brunswick’s first Black Loyalists aboard the Union. His 1975 bachelor’s thesis on an aspect of Black Loyalist history became the basis for his contribution to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

In addition to submissions to The Loyalist Gazette and more than 770 articles for Loyalist Trails, Stephen’s research has appeared in multiple genealogy periodicals, a national children’s magazine, The Beaver, and a number of Maritime newspapers.

He served as a consultant for two websites created by the University of New Brunswick (Black Loyalists in New Brunswick and Loyalist Women in New Brunswick), spoke at two national historical conferences, served as Peter C. Newman’s consultant and researcher, and authored two books on Black Loyalists. Stephen and his wife live in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia where they raised two daughters and now enjoy the proximity of two grandsons.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Black History Projects - Works in Progress

Presenter: Peter Little

Saint John-native Peter Little is a retired senior production planner for Irving Oil, freelance writer and historian who has authored three books, including "Abraham Beverley Walker: Lawyer, Lecturer, Activist", a biography of Canada's first Black lawyer. In addition, his writing has been featured in such publications as The New Brunswick Reader, The Fredericton Region Museum's Officers' Quarters and Generations, the journal of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Inc. Little is currently compiling the Black census of New Brunswick, which will include the names of all the province's Black residents from 1824 to 1921. Little is also a member of the board of the New Brunswick Black History Society.

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Presenter: Mary-Louise McCarthy-Brandt

Mary-Louise McCarthy-Brandt has a PhD. in Social Justice from the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She currently lives and works in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her doctoral research focused on uncovering the stories, bonds, and relationships between the early African settlers of New Brunswick, focusing specifically on spirituality and death. Our guest has researched five graveyards in New Brunswick which show evidence of segregation in death and is currently a board member of the New Brunswick Black History Society.

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Presenter: Seun Richards

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Presenter: Graham Nickerson

Graham Nickerson is currently a member of the New Brunswick Black History Society, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society and the Tomlinson Lake Hike to Freedom, as well as a graduate student in history at the University of New Brunswick. Graham volunteers with the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the York Sunbury Museum assisting in developing material to express the Black perspective. Besides researching for his MSc, he spends most of his time engaged in other projects depicting the lives of the Maritime Black community with a hope of developing a wider social awareness of the historical significance of the Black community in this part of Canada.