The BCF Third General Meeting and Joint Conference (BCRC-ICED)

The BCF Third General Meeting and Joint Conference (BCRC-ICED)

Community Education and Development: perspectives on English speaking Blacks and other minorities

Members of the Black Community Forum (BCF) and its Secretariat was active in 2018 building a network system of “collaborative unity and existential responsibility”.

General Meeting of the Black community Forum 6 December 2018 Inspirational

The third General Meeting of the BCF was held 6th December 2018 at Concordia, MB –Building, 9th floor. MNA Jabarri represented Deputy Christopher Clarence Skeete, head of the Secretariat for Relations with English Speaking Quebecers (SRESQ). He reassured the meeting of the firm commitment of MNA Skeete to initiate a dialogue with the BCRC and the English speaking Black community. He described the meeting as valuable and “inspirational.”

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Conference on Community Education and Development: Perspectives on English Speaking Blacks and other Minorities in Quebec

Conference on Community Education and Development: Perspectives on English Speaking Blacks and other Minorities in Quebec


The Black Community Resource Center (BCRC) in collaboration with the Institute for Community Education/Entrepreneurship and Development (ICED, JMSB), Concordia.

John Molson Building, Concordia, University
1450 Guy St, Montreal, QC, H3H 0A1
MB Building 9th Floor Section CD
December 7th, 2018 – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Refreshments and Lunch will be served.

The purpose of this Conference is to bring practitioners and policy makers in the public and community spheres together to present, discuss, and share information on the problems of community education and development in the Quebec context: perspectives the Black and other official language minority communities.

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Meet Cornwall’s first female mayor. She’s Black – Egbert Gaye — November 9, 2018

Bernadette-Clement-2015 Bernadette Clement is a former Montrealer with roots in Trinidad and Tobago

Twenty-seven years ago, Bernadette Clement, a former Montrealer, finished her studies at the University of Ottawa and landed her first job as a lawyer at the Legal Clinic in Cornwall.
Never did she expect that in November 2018 she’d be getting ready to occupy the Mayor’s chair as the first Black person to occupy the office in Ontario’s easternmost city. She is also the first female of color to serve as mayor in any municipality in that province.

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Skeete wants to change the conversation in Quebec – Egbert Gaye — November 9, 2018

Chris-S-1140x600 New Head of The Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers is proud of his heritage

Heaped with the responsibility of maintaining the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers as an important link between the Anglophones community and the newly elected Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government, Christopher Skeete feels primed for the job.
“The challenge is for English speakers in the province to see themselves as full-fledged Quebecers,” he says. “After so many decades of acting as saviours of Canada in the struggle between the Liberals and the Parti Quebecois, one federalist, the other separatist, Anglophones have been for the most part disengaged from Quebec.”

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BSC News – A comment on two articles by Egbert Gaye on Christopher Skeete

Congratulations to Christopher Skeete on a well bowled “googlie” and Bernadette Clement, on her Moses mission. These are two interesting models of the social and political progress of the immigrant children that are truly the future Canadian.

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Readings and Reflections on Migration, Community and Rootedness – by Espace de la diversité & Lectures Logos Readings

Espace de la diversité & Lectures Logos Readings

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Readings and Reflections on Migration, Community and Rootedness/

vous invitent à l’événement

Lectures et causerie sur les thèmes de migration, communauté et enracinement

Lecture_group (de gauche à droite/Left to right) Gloria Macher, Leila Marshy, Dimani Mathieu Cassendo & Egbert Gaye


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QBMA_BSC_GROUP_DSCN8164 Kayala Lewis Thelusmon(second left, front row), Dr Akoussi, President of the QBMA(first left, back row) and Dr. Clarence Bayne(Second left, back row)


The Black studies Center, the Black Community Resource Center (BCRC) the Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE), the Black Academic Scholarship Fund, as members of the Black Community Forum, are working together as partners to improve the employability of Blacks and to stop the Brain drain of Black graduates from Montreal and Quebec. The BSC has made significant contributions from its Charity Capital Fund in support of these organizations and this initiative. The sum total of fund donated to BCF member organization in 2017-2018 is $13 000. In addition the BSC has spent a maximum to date of $18 000 on its Black community archives project carried out in collaboration with QBBE, BCRC, and BTW.

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From the Desk of the Secretariat of the Black Community Forum (BCF)

Dear Member organizations and Community Partners,

The Status of Women’s Call for proposals for its Capacity-Building program. Women’s organizations whose primary objective is to advance gender equality for women in Canada; and, Indigenous organizations who are legally constituted non-for-profit organizations and whose work has a significant focus on advancing gender equality for Indigenous women in Canada can apply for this funding. Please circulate this call for proposals within your network(s). Should you have any questions, please review Status of Women’s web-site or contact them by e-mail at the e-mail address highlighted below


Je vous fais suivre l’appel de propositions de Condition féminine Canada. Les organismes de femmes dont l’objectif principal est de promouvoir l’égalité des sexes pour les femmes au Canada; et les organismes autochtones légalement constitués en société à but non lucratif au Canada et qui travaillent étroitement à faire progresser l’égalité des femmes autochtones au Canada peuvent déposer une demande. Veuillez circuler cet appel de propositions à l’intérieure de vos réseaux. Advenant que vous ayez des questions, veuillez consulter le site web de Conditions féminine Canada ou envoyez un courriel à l’adresse surlignée en jaune.

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Cause or Consequence
Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Hegemony
Attack on free speech or artistic control

Teesri Duniya Theatre and cosponsor the Theatre Department of Concordia University
will assemble a panel of experts to discuss causes and consequences of cultural
appropriation that forced the cancellation of Quebec’s iconic director Mr. Robert
Lepage shows: SLĀV, Theatrical Odyssey Based on Slave Songs; and KANATA, a show
exploring Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people without Indigenous artists.

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