On Feb. 26, Selam Debs and Carla Beharry, creators of the Woke Wo/men Events and the Anti-racism Community Collective, are hosting “Stories of Resilience + challenge in woke wo/men.”
This event is in celebration of Black History Month and will give tribute to African and Caribbean cultures and communities.
“After years of education, advocating and standing up for justice, this is a night of warmth and uplifting celebration,” the event description reads.
The event will include stories of resiliency and overcoming adversity from speakers such as: Dr. Kathy Hogarth, Dr. Christopher Stuart Taylor, Nicole Brown-Faulknor, Umi Mohammed and Dr. Olafunke Oba.
The event will also feature artwork from Trisha Abe, videos from Good Company Productions, DJing from Jon Corbin, a dance performance from Tawheed Musa, spoken word from Jaleel Debs, music from Rufus John and will be hosted and moderated by Utamika Van Zyl.
“Join us on Friday, February 26th, 2021 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, as we celebrate and honour the wisdom, stories & voices of our Black community leaders,” the Instagram post reads.
The event is virtual and free of cost, but requires attendees to register beforehand.
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