Social Justice Advocate, Researcher, and Author
For 22 years, Rosemary Sadlier served as President of the Ontario Black History Society, spearheading the national declaration of February as Black History Month. She also successfully secured Emancipation Day commemorations municipally in 1994 (now, Emancipation Month), provincially in 2008, and nationally in 2021. As an esteemed educator, Sadlier contributed to the development of the African Canadian curriculum and authored 7 books on African Canadian history. Her numerous awards, including the Order of Ontario and the Martin Luther King Jr Community Service Award, recognize and celebrate her unwavering dedication to social justice and education.
With her influence as a governance leader and consultant for diversity, equity, and inclusion projects, Sadlier continues to make a significant impact.
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