Stories of the Diaspora: Unlocking & Empowering Our Youth – Black History Month Event Coming to Toronto & Hamilton February 2023

  • November 9, 2022
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From: NIDO – NEXIM International Development Organization

Canadian charity to host epic Black History Month event filled with discussions, dancing, music and more.

November 9, 2022 | Toronto, Ontario | NIDO

NIDO – NEXIM International Development Organization, created an event for Black History Month to explore the 4E’s – Education, Environment, Equality and Economy. The event features:

  • Minnijean Brown-Trickey, a civil rights activist;
  • Emmanuel Jal, a human rights activist and performer, and
  • Suubi Fusion Troupe, a performing arts student group from NIDO.

The Stories of the Diaspora: Unlocking and Empowering Our Youth Event will include Minnijean Brown-Trickey and Emmanuel Jal reflecting on global historical events which deprived youth of their fundamental human rights. They’ll speak about their redemptive journeys.

The event will then shift its focus to music and dance. NIDO’s secondary school students created a dance troupe. The dance troupe started because of a desire to find different ways for students to open up and share their experiences, however traumatic, to heal and move on. The dance troupe uses African music and drums for storytelling. The Ugandan youth from the Suubi Fusion Troupe and Emmanuel Jal will celebrate African tradition and evolving global culture through music and dance.

NIDO is a social enterprise supporting local communities in Uganda to pull resources together to build and furnish public schools. NIDO also supports local initiatives and community work focusing on job skills for marginalized people in Canada, including at-risk youth, newcomers to Canada, women, single parents, First Nation, Inuit, and Métis.

Interviews are available on request. Everyone welcome.

Please contact us for more information
Krista O’Shaughnessy
Volunteer, NIDO – NEXIM International Development Organization

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