The BBPA and Operation Black vote Canada is proud to host Dinner and Politics, ‘The Business Edition’. Dinner and Politics is designed for the Black community across Canada to engage with each other over a meal. Discussions develop strategies for increasing voter and civic engagement. As an organization whose mission is to advance Canada’s Black communities by delivering programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development we recognize the importance of dialogue which raises awareness and instills empowerment. It is essential that we exercise our autonomy and obligation to be involved in the political process.
“If you neglect to vote and the state eventually control all aspects of your family’s ‘ life, how will you explain your inaction to your granddaughter?”
– Denham Jolly, BBPA Founder.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – Event Starts
President | Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
Chair | Operation Black Vote Canada
Denham Jolly | Founder BBPA, Businessman, Author (In the Black: My Life)
Dr Julius Garvey | (son of the Honourable Marcus Garvey)
Senior Director, Youth Strategy and Innovation – RBC Corporate Citizenship
Brenda Foreman | Co-Founder African Fashion Week
Mike Yorke, President | The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario
Isaac Olowolafe, President | Dream Maker Inc.
Denise Siele | Principal at TACTIX Government Relations and Public Affairs
LOCATION: The Cottage – 4439 Lawrence Avenue East
Outdoor Event Space
DATE: Sunday August 18th, 2019
TIME: 2:00 am -5:30 pm