Guest Speaker: The Hon. Wanda Thomas Bernard
Senator – Nova Scotia (East Preston)
WERM Guest Speaker: Wednesday, Feb. 12/20 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Location:  The National Club, 303 Bay Street (Bay & Adelaide)
Topic: “Black History in Canada: Going Forward, Guided by the Past”.
 Host: Dauna Jones-Simmonds
Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard is the first African Nova Scotian woman to be appointed to the Senate of Canada, representing the province of Nova Scotia and her hometown of East Preston. Senator Bernard champions issues impacting African Canadians and people living with disabilities. She is particularly invested in human rights, employment equity, and mental health. Through her involvement in community projects, her social work career, her time with Dalhousie School of Social Work, and now her work in the Senate, Senator Bernard has maintained a deep dedication to social justice and racial justice. Senator Bernard advocates for reparations for the historic and continued anti-Black racism impacting the lives of African Canadians in her work.