Black History Month Speakers

Human Rights & Social Change Experts

Black History Month Speaker Ideas 

We are proud to represent a roster of speakers who share their lived experience and expertise to help organizations understand the history of Black Canadians, in North America, and the future we can help create. These speakers cover a range of topics for any audience, including:

  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion- EDI
  • Black Futures
  • Anti-Racism & Oppression Training
  • Allyship
  • Personal Stories  
    …and more.

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Sandy Hudson | Founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto                                                                              

As an anti-racist scholar and activist, Sandy’s work has shifted government, institutions, and inspired new approaches to social justice in Canada. With her unique ability to distill complex ideas into manageable concepts, Sandy inspires audiences to consider how they can shift into active anti-racist action throughout their lives..  | view profile      

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Fenton Jagdeo | Advocate for Radical Curiosity                                                                              

Fenton Jagdeo Jr. advocates for radical curiosity, innovative leadership thinking, and forward momentum in ways that ensure unique personal and professional development experiences for your whole team. He’s got a rare combination of experience as a startup executive, a civic leader on large public boards, and an advisor to large corporations. He is currently the youngest person ever to sit on the Toronto Transit Commission’s board of directors and his company Faculty; makeup for men, has gained the attention of Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, and GQ. | view profile      

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Orlando Bowen | Gamechanger & Former CFL Linebacker                                                                              

This former CFL Linebacker survived a personal experience with police brutality. He’s endured such challenging experiences in his life and has become a messenger of hope who inspires change with his words and delivers results with his actions.| view profile      

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Bee Quammie | Mental Health Expert and Journalist on Pop Culture & Diversity                                                                       

As a Black Canadian woman with parents who immigrated from Jamaica in the 80s, ‘diversity’ isn’t just a hot keyword for Bee. From speaking at events centering on Black women and natural hair acceptance, to highlighting little-known facts about Canada’s history, to providing authentic context to the impact that Caribbean people have made in Canada and in pop culture, Bee has her finger on the pulse of the diversity discussion. With change being seen everywhere from media to corporate industries, now is the time to have real conversations so that we can move forward and be better than ever.| view profile

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Vernice “Flygirl” Armour | America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot & Author of Zero to Breakthrough, The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter                                                                  

Vernice ”FlyGirl” Armour has been tested her whole life. A gutsy trailblazer, her resume is an impressive collection of ”firsts” including America’s first Black female combat pilot. She served two tours of duty in Iraq as a Marine. She was also a diversity liaison officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps. After her military service FlyGirl revved up her career in the private sector as an entrepreneur, consultant to business, and author of Zero to Breakthrough, The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter.| view profile 

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Toni Morgan | Personal Resilience Expert                                                                              

Tonika “Toni” Morgan is an award-winning educator, leader, and social entrepreneur. She’s launched and led initiatives that address issues of justice, injustice, organizational change, and inclusion in numerous sectors including education, housing, arts, and most recently, tech. Touted by CNBC and Now Magazine as “one to watch”, her incredible story about her transition from homeless high school dropout, to youth advocate, to international role model and Harvard graduate provides audiences with a thrilling and inspiring peek into the world of a leader on the rise.| view profile      

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Address Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Your Organization

We’re seeing organizations committed to more investment in equity, diversity and inclusion programs for their teams and members. Learn how focusing on meaningful actions and choices can make creating large scale change accessible. Consider hosting a speaker for an event around:

  • Black History Month (February)
  • Mental Health Awareness Month (Jan, October & June)
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Juneteenth

Our roster of Black lived experience speakers are available to help you provide the tools and support for your team to better awareness and action. 

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