PANEL DISCUSSION: BLACK WEALTH MATTERS
Black Wealth Matters is “a movement to champion black wealth creation as a solution to socio-economic disadvantages afflicting blacks in North America”. A panel of Black community leaders will reflect on the issue and see how we can collectively make a change and empower the community socially and economically for maximum impact. See list of panelists and more on HalifaxBlackFilm.com
A stage 4 cancer survivor who was inspired and transformed her life, while living on a budget. She knew her experiences could help others enormously. She created 20 non- fictional books which are currently available on Barnes and Nobles and Amazon. Adjusting Your Life Style Book Series - 8 of the books are about different methodologies of financial consciousness.
With extensive experience in human resources management, human rights and social justice issues, Ann's experience has led her to work with individual, organizations, corporations and communities in Canada and the United Kingdom. She is respected for her work and is often called upon to provide expertise in the areas of career and professional guidance in Leadership development, executive coaching and mentoring, business advice, social research, strategic planning, human right education, diversity and inclusion, motivation and employee engagement. Ann also offers specialist training in Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias - A first for Nova Scotia.
With a specific mandate to assist, support and enhance African Nova Scotian communities, Carolann brings lifelong passion and experience for community development to this work. She will be striving for visible successes which will inspire and create enthusiasm within the community, building a foundation for future success and development.
As VP, Client Relations of Vale & Associates, Cynthia provides Human Resource Management and Consulting Services to small to medium-sized organizations across Canada, United States and in the Caribbean. With over 20 years in the communications/high-tech industries, Cynthia’s specialty is managing projects for clients in the private, para-public, public and not-for-profit sectors, locally, nationally and internationally across various industry sectors. These clients may be experiencing challenges in growth, change and/or succession planning thus providing Cynthia the opportunity to work in areas such as HR Advisory Services, Performance Management, Diversity and Harassment Training as well as Customized Training.
Shelley has a lengthy history of community involvement and volunteerism. She was the first African Nova Scotian woman who served on the East Coast Music Association, the first African Nova Scotian woman on the Nova Scotia Arts Council, which was responsible for creating the Portia White Prize. She is the first African Nova Scotian woman on the Lieutenant Governor Masterworks Award and a founding member of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir. She currently sits on the boards of the African Nova Scotian Music Association, the Charles Taylor Theatre and Media Arts Association and the Ujamaa Association. Shelley is a documentary filmmaker and co-creator of The Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival which celebrates its 6th year of production. She is known for her work with young and emerging artist and creating spaces for them to grow and develop in their disciplines.
Terrence Taylor is an artist, creative director and the founder of Terrence Taylor Media, an Atlantic Canadian video storytelling and social media branding & marketing social enterprise. Terrence spent the previous two years in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, inspiring youth through action, to turn their passion into profit. While building his first online business, The TnT Food Experience, Terrence picked up a camera and discovered the most ideal and free way to live was through meeting new humans, sharing their stories and documenting once in a lifetime moments. From video production to photography, podcasting and online community and brand building, the mission is to share the success stories of Atlantic Canadian creatives accomplishing their dreams..