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Thursday, February 12, 2022 7pm - 9pm EST
Community Safety & Justice
Durham Black Network presents our 3-part series, Anti-Black Racism Forum. Our Anti-Black Racism Forum is a live, interactive, virtual discussion to address System Anti-Black Racism in the following areas:
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February 10, 2022 at 7-9pm EST
HOST: Carion Fenn
Speakers: Lawyer – TBD, Politician – Jennifer French Oshawa MPP, Activist Emma - Bower and
Police - Durham Region Police Services
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Our Forum is free, runs for 2 hours and host by Carion Fenn.
Carion Fenn is a TV show host at Rogers TV Durham hosting Health 180 with Carion Fenn. She is the Founding President of the Carion Fenn Foundation and an award-winning healthcare advocate. Carion is a Board of Trustee, Current Chair & Past-Vice Chair of the Board Quality Committee and Past Committee Board Chair of The Ajax Pickering Hospital Community Panel for Lakeridge Health, governing the 5 hospitals, Pinewood Centre for addictions, Long Term-Care and Durham Mental Health Services in Durham Region. Carion is the recipient of the Rogers TV Resiliency Award 2021 for her resiliency, dedication, and hard work displayed throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Carion is the first black woman to run for Mayor of the Town of Ajax and a past Vice Chair and Accessibility Advisor to Council on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Town of Ajax. Carion and her two son's are victims of Anti-Black Racism in the Justice System in Durham Region as a black mother with a disability.
Emma is a university student taking History and French. As well as an advocate. She organized the march in support of Black Lives Matter in June 2020. Bringing the diverse community of Ajax and Durham Region together to show support for George Floyd, Brianna Traylor and others who were impacted by Anti-Black Racism. Her community involvement also include organizing a Christmas fundraiser in 2017 to give gifts to the Refuge, the local homeless youth shelter in Oshawa. The entire student body of Denis O'Connor Catholic high school brought in hygiene products, gift cards, winter gear, and school supplies for our fellow youth who were struggling and vulnerable. Emma organized a fundraiser for the Indigenous reserve in Attawapiskat Ontario, including money for school supplies as well as other necessary things ie: hygiene and other things teens would want. She also organized mental health workshops and assemblies all throughout high school. She led a program that introduced socially anxious grade 8's into high school early to help them acclimate by pairing them with outgoing seniors. A board member of anti-bullying committee that organized events to bring students from all schools together. Student ambassador that represented the students of Dennis O'Connor at the Durham Catholic District School Board.
MPP French serves as the official opposition critic for Infrastructure, Transportation and Highways. She is also proud to serve the Ontario Legislature as a presiding officer as Third deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole House. As a dedicated educator, Jennifer has over 10 years’ experience teaching in Ontario and abroad. She actively gives back to her community as an advocate for equity, social justice, and strong public services. Jennifer also has a committed record fighting for workers’ rights. She has been an active member of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in Durham, involved with the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the Durham Region Labour Council. Jennifer works hard to ensure that people have access to good jobs, a strong publicly funded education system, and a voice in their community. She is a strong advocate for the people of Oshawa and is committed to bringing meaningful change to her community.
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