8:30-9:00 Doors open with coffee and muffins
9:00-9:30 Open remarks, housekeeping and special guests
9:30-9:45 Inspiration for today: “Harriet Tubman”-Follow the Drinking Gourd
9:45-10:30 Introducing Bonita Johnson de-Matteis. Black family history that has
inspired the creation of her children’s story books.
10:30-10:45 Coffee break and Marketplace
10:45-11:30 Introducing Lisa McAllister - her Underground Railway Quilt and its creation.
11:30-11:45 Introducing author Rob Rolfe and readings from his publication.
11:45-12:00 Salute to Les MacKinnon, Grey County’s investigative researcher into all things Black history.
12:00-12:45 Lunch break and Marketplace
1:00-2:30 Introducing author Peter Meyler - editor of a revised edition of “Broken Shackles”, a memoir of yesteryear.
2:45 Release of Northern Terminus: The African Canadian History Journal.
Vol. 12 and previous volumes are available for sale.