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Passing the Baton

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
10:00 am
University Community Centre (UCC)
Room: McKellar Room
Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine immigrated to Canada in 1960 and worked as a nanny, teacher, principal, and later chair of the Metro Toronto Housing Authority while raising two girls.  

In 1993, she became the first Black Woman elected to Parliament, then Cabinet Minister and Deputy Speaker, successfully championing the Black History Month and Famous Five Motions.  

Today, along with service via her Centre for Young Women's Empowerment, she is working to raise much-needed funds to fully endow the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York University to help drive social justice policy for many generations to come. 

Join the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion as we share her stories and experiences at a fireside chat. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Mars Noorani

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