Friends --

It has been a busy couple of weeks for us at City Hall! Council meetings have resumed, I worked with Councillor McKenney on their housing motion, and Black History Month events are in full swing. Having been elected the first-ever Black city councillor in the City's history, I am happy to have the opportunity to participate in several Black History Month events this month. Black History Month is observed every February and provides an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry in Canada. This month, I will contribute to a discussion focused on the mental health of Black communities in the National Capital Region at the University of Ottawa on Feburary 13; I will give a talk about my political experiences for the Historical Society of Ottawa Speaker Series at Ottawa Library's Central Branch on February 12, and I and provide opening remarks at a City of Ottawa hosted panel discussion entitled Towards a Racially Just Workforce: Leadership and the Black Experience, to be held February 27 at Ben Franklin Place.

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