BSA at Jean Augustine Showing

BSA at Jean Augustine Showing

BSA at Jean Augustine Showing

Students from North Toronto attended a showing of Jean Augustine’s documentary at Central Tech on Thursday 30th November. She was the first black woman to become a member of parliament. She dedicated her life to social justice and equity. She became the first female black Canadian member of government in 1993, and she was appointed to become the Fairness Commissioner of Ontario in 2007. Jean Augustine was born in 1937 on the island of Grenada, and she came to Canada in 1960 as a domestic servant. Jean Augustine went on to gain an education, become a teacher, and become a principal of a Toronto school. She has a school named in her honour as well as a scholarship that helps single mothers achieve post-secondary education.

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