Learn about Black history and solidarity from home

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The Museum of Dufferin will be hosting an online event on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. with the theme of Solidarity for Black History Month.

As well as musicians, and a panel discussion, winners will be unveiled from a photography/art competition that was open to entries from across the country. The theme is "Solidarity in my Community."

Alethia O’Hara-Stephenson of the Dufferin County Canadian Black Association and Steve Anderson, deputy-mayor of Shelburne, will be hosting the event.

Panelists will be Federal MP Kyle Seeback; Ontario’s Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and Canadian artists "godfather of Canadian hip-hop" Maestro Fresh Wes; rapper and music industry executive Kardinal Offishall; actor of TV and stage Kevin Hanchard and poet Nadine Williams.

The conversation will consider ways people living in the Dufferin area can come together as a united community.

Questions for the panel can be submitted to: info@dufferinmuseum.com The Youtube channel can be found by search for Dufferin County or the name DufferinOne.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald