Interview with DESTA Black Youth Network and Black History Month Book Recommendations
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Welcome to the 6th and final episode of season 4!
It’s Black History Month 2020!
In this week’s episode we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today!
We have special guest Kassandra Kernisan the executive director of DESTA on Literacy Lowdown this week. We spoke about DESTA’s mission and services, why they don’t specifically do anything special for Black History Month and the importance of their services for the English speaking black youth community.
Check out https://destabyn.org/ for more info about their services and how to attend their upcoming events!
Last month, LQ Member, The Learning Exchange was a part of Wurd UP, which, according to the Facebook event page, "is an annual FREE community literacy series developed to support youth and their families fromLaval Senior Academy (LSA) and Laval Junior Academy (LJA) as well as the greater English-speaking community of Laval. Evenings are designed to explore and promote literacy skills." This year Wurd UP celebrated the launch of the Ile Ife Africana Studies Collection (IIASC)
Deanna Smith, writer, performer and Laval Senior Academy alumna, helped to establish the IIASC at the LSA. Smith shared with TLE a book list for Black History Month and beyond for readers of all ages to learn more about Black history and books that centre and represent Black characters and experiences. TLE has purchased many of the books from the list to share with the community. Contact TLE for the complete list of their resources!
Thank you to Deanna Smith and TLE for sharing this list with us today. We will highlight some of the stories on the list. Below you will find some of the books from the list:
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