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Black History Learning Journey - Series 1: Webinar 1 - Shared screen with speaker view
Alexandra Theroux, CSCNS (she/her)
33:21
Hi Everyone - please contact me directly (or post a question in the Q&A) if you're having issues with audio/connectivity and I'll do my best to help troubleshoot.
Mike
35:09
Hi Alexandra, my audio is spotty, coming & going. Mike Gillett
Colleen
35:56
Mine is fine. No issues. I think it may be on your side, Mike.
maria
36:36
vanessa.. good to see you fam
Mike
37:04
Computer, via web
Bert
37:38
Are we all automatically muted?
maria
38:44
i think so
Alexandra Theroux, CSCNS (she/her)
39:17
Hi Everyone - as Emma mentions, all attendees are muted in this webinar, only the panelists will have the ability to speak / share cameras but feel free to post questions in the q&A
Bert
40:09
Thank you
Mike
40:15
Sound is working now, tks
Connie
53:27
Read more about M.J. Angelique in the marvelous 'The Hanging of Anelique' by Afua Cooper.
Alexandra Theroux, CSCNS (she/her)
01:01:04
Hi Everyone - please feel free to type any questions you may have in the Q&A as Cynthia is sharing her presentation. There will be time for questions at the end (though we may not get to them all depending on our timing).
Lindsay
01:15:08
I learned a new word and it is Alkebulan. This predates Africa which came from Greeks or Romans. Is this a good word to use instead of the colonizer's moniker? curious.
Lindsay
01:17:53
I have to step away at 2:00 pm unfortunately.
Emma
01:21:28
So worthwhile to know more about this connection between the Mi'kmaq and the Black Loyalists. Thank you, Cynthia.
Annette
01:24:39
I highly recommend a visit to the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown, when it reopens and is safe to do so. https://blackloyalist.com/
Vanessa Fells
01:24:40
Yes, this connection is very important. The Black Loyalists struggled to survive and many died because of lack of food and shelter. The Mi'kmaq people were essential to Black Loyalist to survive in the late 1700's
Alexandra Theroux, CSCNS (she/her)
01:25:24
Hi Diane (and everyone) The recording and slides for this session will be shared with everyone after this session is over.
Deidra
01:26:38
I look forward to watching the rest on the recording. I couldn't get more than an hour off to stay for the whole session today. Thank you so much for this information.
Vanessa Fells
01:38:57
HI Andrew, It is would be called the Book Of Negroes. Although we don't use this term today historically Black People were referred to by the Portuguese word for Black which is Negro.
Alexandra Theroux, CSCNS (she/her)
01:45:54
Reminder to please direct any questions you want the panelists to address into the Q&A (not here in the chat) thanks!
Bert
01:47:36
It must be difficult/impossible for Black Nova Scotians to trace their family histories back to specific regions of Africa? Can you comment on this and to what degree this is significant for people?
Erika
01:52:51
I am wondering about Aldershot/Gibson Woods?
Mike
01:56:44
Thank you, very informative.
Marcus
01:57:50
Thank you for this session and sharing this important history. Very interesting and informative.
Missy
02:01:21
That's exciting Vanessa, my ancestors are from Bear River!
maria
02:03:15
my community of weymouthfalls are working on restoring the sam langford community center
Erika
02:03:35
I have family from Weymouth as well
Erika
02:04:04
New Glasgow as well
maria
02:04:09
we are probably family erica
Erika
02:04:20
Yes my mom is a Pleasant
maria
02:04:35
whats her first name?
Erika
02:04:45
Debbie/Deborah
maria
02:06:11
yup were fam lol. nice to meet you
Erika
02:06:27
You too!! :)
maria
02:06:41
:}
Colleen
02:06:58
I went on the COVID-friendly tour last summer and it was fantastic!
Annette
02:08:40
https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/shaping-a-community-black-refugees-in-nova-scotia-0
maria
02:13:52
yessss vanessa
Paula
02:13:53
well said Vanessa
Karen
02:14:17
Absolutely agreed
Tracy
02:14:19
Absolutely
Celeste
02:14:26
YES!!!!!!!
maria
02:14:26
bang on cuz!!!!!
Monica
02:14:37
Well said, Vanessa!
Greg
02:16:39
Thank you all for this today, terrific and majorly informative session and inspiring me to encourage others to learn this history.
Greg
02:17:02
Looking forward to the next sessions
Celeste
02:17:15
The Afrikan Canadian Heritage Friendship CentreLocated in Guysborough’s Chedabucto Place, the Afrikan Canadian Heritage Friendship Centre holds numerous valuable resources recording the history and heritage of African Nova Scotians in the Guysborough region.
Leisje
02:18:13
So grateful for today's session and looking forward to continuing on this learning journey
Heather
02:18:13
Such an informative session and am looking forward to learning more at the next ones! Thank you!
Tracy
02:18:14
Thank you 🙏 great learning
Bert
02:18:22
Thank you so much for your knowledge and sharing.
Ayla-Monic
02:18:33
Thank you for your time today!
Monica
02:18:36
This was fantastic. Thank you!
Marni
02:18:37
Thank you Emma, Cynthia & Vanessa.
Antonia
02:18:40
This was such an informative session! It was a privilege to learn from all three of you. Thank you for sharing your time, knowledge, wisdom, and experiences with us. I can’t wait for the next session!
Annette
02:18:44
Thank you so much for this wonderful history lesson and great questions and information sharing!
Ayo
02:18:48
I think it is in Glace Bay - United Negro Improvement Association Museum - https://historicnovascotia.ca/items/show/231
Tracy
02:18:48
Thank you all!
Karen
02:18:55
thank you so much for your teachings - this is something I’ve been looking for and was so happy to find.
Carrie
02:18:58
Wonderful presentation! I learned so much!
Paula
02:19:00
thank you for creating the space for the learning and questions!
maria
02:19:00
thank you all so much for your commitment to educating and making change.
Kelly
02:19:14
Thank you so much for teaching me so generously
Holly
02:19:20
Thank you, Cynthia for your presentation. And thank you Vanessa and Emma for contributing to the richness of the conversation. I'm looking forward to the next session.
Rebecca
02:19:22
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and your time with us!
Michael
02:19:29
Thank you so much for this wonderful and informative session
Ayo
02:19:34
Thank you Emma, Cynthia, Vanessa and Annika