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Are Black Canadians Equitably Represented in Positions of Power and Influence?

February 13, 2018

To mark Black History Month, Visionary Conversations will explore issues affecting the Black community and celebrate its stories.


Devon Clunis is a Canadian law enforcement officer, who was the Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service from 2012 until his retirement in 2016. He was the first ever Black Canadian appointed as a police chief.

Leisha Strachan is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba. Her research interests focus on positive youth development in sport.

Zilla Jones practices criminal defence and human rights/poverty law in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Manitoba Robson Hall School of law in 2011 and has her own law firm, Jones Law Office.

Francis Amara is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is the departmental coordinator of medical and physician assistant teaching. His research interest is on curriculum development and models of educational development.

Admission is free but seating is limited. Please RSVP to or 204-474-9071.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Venue: Canadian Museum for Human RIghts
Location: 85 Isreal Asper Way Winnipeg, MB
For information contact:
Phone: 204-474-9071
Categories: Human Rights, Law, Legal

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