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Celebrating Black Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Inventors
February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
In honour of Black History Month, join WEtech Alliance as we welcome the President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, Irene Moore Davis, in sharing why Black History is celebrated and the powerful impacts innovations from Black inventors have made throughout the world.
In honour of Black History Month, join WEtech Alliance and The Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network (SWOBEN) as we welcome the President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, Irene Moore Davis, in sharing why Black History is celebrated and the powerful impacts innovations from Black inventors have made throughout the world.
Who is this event for? This event is for students, aspiring entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and business owners, and anyone who is curious about Black History Month and entrepreneurship.
About Our Speaker:
Irene Moore Davis is an educator, historian, writer, podcaster, and community advocate who speaks and writes frequently about equity, diversity, inclusion, and African Canadian history. She is a graduate of the University of Windsor, Western University, and Queen’s University, and currently teaches at St. Clair College and Huron University College. Irene’s published work has included poetry, history, and journalism. Her documentary producer credits have included the award-winning The North Was Our Canaan (2020) and Across the River to Freedom (currently in post-production.) She was recently featured in the Discovery Channel mini-series Secrets of the Underground Railroad and will be seen this year on the CBC series Black Life: A Canadian History.
Irene fulfills community roles including President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, Programming Chair at BookFest Windsor, co-host of the All Write in Sin City podcast, co-founder of Black Women of Forward Action, co-host of the YourTV television program Talkin’ Real Melanin, member of the board of Canterbury College, and member of the University of Windsor Board of Governors. Nationally, Irene serves on the Dismantling Racism Task Force as well as on the Strategic Planning Working Group of the Anglican Church of Canada.
In 2022, Irene was the recipient of the Harriet Tubman Award for Commitment to a Purpose from the Ontario Black History Society and was named to the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women. Irene resides in Windsor, Ontario, with her husband, Rodney Davis.