Local Group Demands Kitchener Mayor Cancel Private Black History Month Dinner

Local Group Demands Kitchener Mayor Cancel Private Black History Month Dinner
Original Article: ByBlacks (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) The African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Network of the Waterloo Region recently received an invitation from the City of Kitchener’s Mayor Berry Vrbanovic to attend a Black History Month dinner with a select few community leaders chosen from the Mayor’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We are deeply disappointed by this last-minute invitation, which was received after a Task Force member e

Black History Month event cancelled in Kitchener over concerns of invitation timing

Black History Month event cancelled in Kitchener over concerns of invitation timing
Original Article: CTV Kitchener Heather Senoran Published Monday, February 24, 2020 12:25PM EST KITCHENER -- A Black History Month event in Kitchener has been cancelled after a community group called the last minute invitation disappointing. The African, Caribbean and Black Network says a member from the mayor’s task force on equity diversity and inclusion made a request the mayor and staff in early February to commit to organizing a meanin

Kitchener mayor cancels Black History Month dinner after complaints that it was a weak gesture

Kitchener mayor cancels Black History Month dinner after complaints that it was a weak gesture
Original Post: The Waterloo Record ANAM LATIF FEBRUARY 24, 2020 KITCHENER - Mayor Berry Vrbanovic has cancelled a Black History Month dinner with members of the local Black community after one local group said the dinner was a weak gesture that was hastily put together and wasn't inclusive. "There is a long history of political leaders placating the community with food," said Fitsum Areguy, a local activist and member of the African, Caribbean and Black