Hosted by the Black History Awareness Committee, the Blackout events are a series of panels that focus on the misrepresentation and erasure of racialized peoples in mainstream aspects of society.
Professor Akua Benjamin – School of Social Work , Ryerson University
Claudine Tyrell - Coordinator, Guidance, Career and Adolescent Development,
Toronto District School Board
Professor George Sefa Dei - Social Justice Education, Ontario Institute for Studies
(O.I.S.E.) in Education, University of Toronto
Marlon Redley - Educator, Toronto District School Board, Ryerson Alumni, 2013
Moderator: Emerson Ganapatsingh, Ryerson engineering alumni, engineering technologist at Lineman’s Testing Laboratories of Canada and the founder and president of the Ryerson Engineering Alumni Association
Jessica Kubik, student, Electrical Engineering
Emily Agard, professor and coordinator, Office of Science Outreach and Enrichment in the Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
Joseph Amankrah, technical officer, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University and chairperson, Camara Skills Training Network
Carole Chauncey, professor emeritus (ITM), Ted Rogers School of Business Management and recipient of the Dr. Carrie Best Award - the faculty award at the First Viola Desmond Day Awards Ceremony.