Black leadership symposium to be held at York University


David Austin, Amoaba Gooden & Tamari Kitossa

“Black Leadership, Partisan Politics and Social Activism” is theme of a Black History Month symposium to be hosted by the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York  University on February 8-9.

Organizers note that the two-day symposium will  bring together community leaders, activists,  academics and students to discuss ” the limitations and possibilities of political representation and social activism for advancing Black communities.

The symposium will open with a conversation by  Professors David Austin of John Abbott College in  Montreal and   Amoaba Gooden of  Kent State University, Ohio, facilitated by Professor Tamari Kitossa    of  Brock University  in St. Catharines on the evening of February 8.

This will be followed by  two   panels on  February 9  featuring several Toronto community leaders.