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Lunch and Learn : Oshawa’s Black History – One Family’s Story

OALT/ABO Lunch and Learn

The Ontario Association of Library Technicians/Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario is pleased to announce our next Professional Development session, Oshawa’s Black History – One Family’s Story, with Jennifer Weymark from the Oshawa Museum.

About This Event

  • Date: Monday, November 22nd, 2021
  • Time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM
  • Location: Zoom

Archivist, Jennifer Weymark, explains how the Oshawa Museum learned about one of the first Black families in Oshawa. This lecture traces the lives of one of Oshawa’s first Black families and the steps taken to research outside the traditional narrative. We follow the matriarch Wealthy as she travels from Vermont to Lower Canada and finally Upper Canada and examine the challenges of finding primary sources related to marginalized communities. Four generations of this family, living everyday lives, have exposed the biases and prejudice of the time, but also the strength and courage of conviction they had.


  • Please register ahead of time for this event through Eventbrite. **Members: Please check your email for the PROMO code.
  • Once you have your ticket, a link to the Zoom event will be active 30 minutes before the event.

Stay tuned for news about future/upcoming events that our PD team is developing. If you have any questions about the event or your ticket, or have suggestions for future sessions, please contact the Professional Development Liaison, Tamara Monster, (pd-liaison@oaltabo.on.ca).

Thank you, we hope to see you there!