Weekend Overview

DAY 1: Friday, November 13th

Conference Launch 

On Friday evening, we will feature a conference launch with an overview of the weekend, a Keynote speaker, cultural performances such as singers, poets, dancers, and so forth and the opportunity to meet with other delegates while enjoying food.

Social Event (Optional) 

Delegates will have the opportunity to socialize and relax with one another at Ram in the Rye, Ryerson’s student-owned pub. With the amazing DJ Kyeazy, music will include Hip Hop, Afrobeats, Soca, Dancehall and more. *This event is free for conference attendees and also open to the public with a $5 cover fee.

DAY 2: Saturday, November 14th

Breakfast and Anti-Oppression Workshop 

Breakfast will be served while starting the day off with our Anti-Oppression Workshop in order to ensure that delegates are informed about respecting the space and opinions of others throughout the day.

Workshops

Delegates will get the opportunity to participate in 3 out of the 9 possible workshops presented by experienced facilitators and community leaders. Each workshop will include a historical context but will emphasize present day actional and interactive activities as a response to our current position.

Formal Gala Dinner

Dinner will be served in the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Ballroom and will include a three course meal and unlimited beverages for the evening. There will be a Keynote Speaker and special cultural performances. At the end of the evening the ballroom will be transformed into a fabulous dance space with DJ Kyeazy spinning everything from Afrobeats to Dancehall.

DAY 3: Sunday, November 15th

Human Library and Brunch 

Brunch will be served in the morning followed by the career fair which delegates will get a chance to meet potential employers. Get to meet Black entrepreneur that have currently started up their business & Also Corporate companies that have internships, volunteer, Fultime/Partime opportunity’s. Also get a chance for professional to review and critique there resume and cover letter.