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Tuesday, February 1, 2022 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Adults

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Join us for an evening with actor and singer-songwriter Rob Green. Rob will present the dramatic story of a young African man who is enslaved. He will then trace the history of his families’ movement via the underground railroad to Canada, which began 6 generations of Canadian Black History. Throughout the presentation, audience members will learn about the racism encountered and his ancestor’s journeys following the North Star from the U.S. to Canada, the evolution to today’s descendants, and the important role the church played as spiritual support for endurance, persistence, salvation and freedom.

Rob Green is a former Vice-Chair of the Halton Black History Awareness Society. He has an avid interest in the development of Black Canadian culture, and grew up in the Owen Sound BME church where his great grandfather was once an elder deacon.

Currently, Rob works as an actor, singer-songwriter, and producer of his own original music. His first CD, Soul Dancing, was nominated for best Indie Album in 2013. Rob’s music was also highlighted in a CBC talent search, outperforming numerous other contestants. Rob is a retired drama teacher who served for 37 years with the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board. While teaching, Rob initiated the drama program at his high school and served as Assistant Head of the English Department. He graduated from the University of Guelph with a Specialized Honours in Drama, The University of London with a Bachelor of Education and The University of Toronto (Faculty of Education) Honours Specialist in Drama.

This lecture will be held virtually over Zoom. Registration closes February 1 at noon. A Zoom link will be sent to participants by 4 pm on the day of the program. Please note: this session is happening live and will not be recorded.

Program offered in partnership with CFUW-Georgetown.

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