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To celebrate the cultural values and leadership of women in the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem, we bring you this one day event themed “The Future for Female Black-Owned Brands in Canada”. The goal is to draw on past history in understanding the strength of the black entrepreneur, while focusing on the present energy of the dreams and vision of remarkable women that are currently building legacy in our time, so that we can empower the next generation of female black-owned businesses in Canada.

Date – February 27th, 2021

Time – 1pm to 5pm (4 Hours) Note that time is MST

Venue – Google Hangout Meet (Virtual link will be sent via email upon registration)

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REGISTER FOR THE EVENT BELOW:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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EVENT AGENDA

1:00 to 1:10pm                 Welcome

1:10 to 1:25pm                 Opening Remark: Hon. Minister Leela Sharon Aheer   – The Future for Female

Black Owned Brands in Canada

1:25pm to 1:45pm           Special Speaker: Mayor Jackie Clayton – The Future Needs More Black

Entrepreneurs

1:45 to 1:55pm                 Featured Artist: Spoken Word by Amanda Okafor – Black, My Beautiful Reality

1:55 to 2:30pm                 Featured Artist: Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre – Black History Month –

Who We Are

2:30pm to 2:40pm           Q & A

2:40pm to 2:50pm           Quick Break

2:50pm to 3:20pm           Special dSWL Feature: Food Photography – In Black (Insights into black Food

Culture)

3:20pm to 3:30pm           Q & A

3:30pm to 4:00pm           Grande Prairie Public Library: Tara Wiebe – Black Literature in Grande Prairie +

Book Donation to library + Book Reading by the 3 dSWL Women Authors

4:00pm to 4:20 pm          Guest Speaker: Dr. Bukola Salami – Mental Health in Black Communities

4:20pm to 4:40pm           Keynote Speaker: Hon. Minister Audrey Gordon – Mental Health Support in

Black Communities

4:40pm to 4:50pm           Q & A

4:50pm to 5:00pm           Close of Event

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EVENT BROCHURE

Get to know our Speakers before the event day. Read their Bio here (Coming Soon, please check back)



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OUR SPONSORS: ARE BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES, PLEASE #SHOPLOCAL #SUPPORTBLACK-OWNED

https://www.crownedbeauty.ca/ – Grande Prairie based

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9914A 113 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 1W7

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https://www.simplyejibola.com – Grande Prairie based

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Taj Johnson

REALTOR // Partner at Grassroots Realty Group

www.grassrootsrealtygroup.ca – Grande Prairie based

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348 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB. T2N 1Z7 – Alberta based

www.osujismith.ca