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Black History Month celebration in Durham region

January 14, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Jan. 12, 2022, Whitby, Ont. – February 1st is the exciting virtual celebration of Black History Month in Durham Region. The “Together We Rise Durham” Black History Month Committee is hosting a live panel discussion that will celebrate Black achievements and focus on local health-care heroes.

“Together We Rise Durham” is a partnership between Durham Regional Police (DRPS), the Region of Durham, the Canadian Jamaican Club of Oshawa, DurhamONE, the Congress of Black Women—Oshawa/Whitby and The Power To Be International.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Black Achievements in Durham Region,” and includes a panel discussion with health-care professionals, including Dr. Adwoa Amamoo; Registered Nurse Natasha Gray; President of the Jamaican Canadian Association of Nurses Jacqueline Chen; and Advanced Care Paramedic Jamere Bembridge. This resilient panel will discuss their experiences during the pandemic.

The celebration of Black achievements, community and allies will be streamed online on February 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. Event details can be found at

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