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Solidarity isn’t Silent

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A discussion about “wokeness” and “performative allyship.” Finding the right words and learning to put thoughts and intentions into action. In this conversation, we will take a closer look at what the Black Lives Matter Movement has brought to the light in our communities. We will get valuable tips and advice on how to navigate with the reality of our social welfare. Join top Black business leaders and influential activists, in and out of the entertainment business for this much-needed conversation!

Moderator

Cory Bowles: Actor; Director, Black Cop
Cory Bowles is a multidisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. Most known for “Cory” in the TV series Trailer Park Boys , where he also served as a director. As principal choreographer and director of the companies Verve Mwendo Dance, and Black Rabbit Entertainment, he has created over 70 works/choreographies for stage and film. After making a number of short films, his first feature film BLACK COP (2017) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, earning a list of awards.

Panelists

Masuma Khan: Artist, Advocate; Community Organizer
Born and raised in Kjipuktuk Mi'kma'ki, Masuma Khan AKA General Khan is a local community organizer. She is known for her overwhelming passion and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression. At most actions, you'll find her on the megaphone chanting. Those closest to her know her for her big smile and an even bigger heart.

Megan Neaves: Advocate and Educator, Impowered Community Engagement & Consulting
Megan is involved in the Halifax community and actively engaged in initiatives, events, and discussions pertaining to anti-racism, poverty, and solutions for marginalized communities. She has compiled an array of research in regard to educating people about white privilege as her chosen Master’s project.

Kate Macdonald: Community Educator; Advocate, Gamechangers902
Born and raised in Halifax, NS. Kate is proudly African Nova Scotian. She studied Performance Acting at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. At the end of 2016 with the political climate swiftly changing around her, she knew her reaction had to be radical. Out of this desire to make a change she founded and created the Magic Project, which focuses on bringing marginalized brilliance to the forefront of social media using the arts. Kate is currently the Branch Manager at the North Branch Memorial Library.

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