Roots of Freedom Comes to Sheridan

On October 21, 2105, the Roots of Freedom Festival was held at Sheridan. Put on annually by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton and the Oakville Museum, the purpose of the festival is to foster an understanding of local Black history – both past and present.  The keynote address was given by York University professor Michele A. Johnson, who spoke about the history of slavery in Canada; dub poet Michael St. George concluded the evening with a memorable musical performance. FHASS professor Alia Somani gave a short paper that addressed the theme of the festival: freedom. In her paper, Alia considered the role that Caribbean writers have played in the fight for freedom and justice. Well done, all!