Welcome: Bruce Johnson, Vice Chair, Emancipation Festival
Opening remarks: Ovid Jackson, former Member of Parliament and Mayor of Owen Sound
Guest speakers (individual presentations, roundtable and Q&A)
Joan John, Councillor, Township of Southgate
Dr. Deepikaa Gupta, Local Immigration Partnership Manager, Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership
Tony Miller, Artist & Storyteller
Rob Green, Artist & Storyteller
Discussion moderator: Cyrus Sundar Singh
Entertainment: Bobby Dean Blackburn
$25 (purchase in advance) . Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited.
Speaker’s Corner is the preeminent and beloved forum to engage themes of Black history and liberatory futures as part of the Emancipation Day celebrations. There is artful ancestral remembrance, a sharp view of the present moment, and future-facing changemaking among our guests. Each has a unique approach to what Emancipation means for us today and tomorrow.