Jean Augustine, the first Black woman to be elected to the parliament of Canada, is calling on the community to match a donation of $25,000 in support of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York University's Faculty of Education.
"It is so important for us to see the work of the Chair as being important in our community," says Augustine. "We want to address marginalization. We want to talk about the barriers to an individual's achievements, and where best can we do this than in a teaching environment, a learning environment, a university setting."
The Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora aims to advance access, equity and inclusivity to education and engages in community responsive research and programs that promote equity and social justice.