LAUNCH NIGHT – Now & Then: Exploring the 400 Year Narrative of the North American Black Experience

ORA Black Network - Event


Join the ORA Black Network tomorrow, October 27, 2022, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM, for what promises to be an insightful evening discussing reflective leadership and local black history.

Guest speakers include:

Mary Grogan – Consultant, Coach and Author – 

Dwight Townsend – Ceo of GoMedics and Reasearch Officer for the Black Health Alliance –  and

Itah Sadu – Author and Managing Director of A Different Booklist Cultural CentreProfile for Itah  


Registration for this event is free and open to all in our Ontario rehab community.

Please feel free to spread the word within your own network. Registrations are accepted up to one hour before the start time, with unique Zoom links sent out immediately upon completing the online registration form.

We hope to see you there!



This event is the launch night for the upcoming five-week study series, looking into 400 years of history by reviewing the NY Times 1619 podcast series. 

A Little Bit About the 5-Week Series

In the weeks following members of the Black Network will facilitate weekly discussions of each week’s assigned episode.  The weekly discussions have limited spots to allow for more deeper conversations and insight sharing to occur more freely.  

It is highly recommended, but not required, to attend each week. However, participants will be expected to listen to the assigned podcast before joining that week’s discussion. 

Series Schedule 

Please feel free to download and save the schedule for weekly reference.  ORA BN – Now & Then Series Schedule


Please note that this registration page is just for virtual attendance at this Launch Night.  You are welcome to attend just this launch evening, but we invite you to also register for the 5 – Week Series.   Link to register for participation in the 5-week study series is Now & Then: Exploring the 400 Year Narrative of the North American Black Experience – Ontario Rehab AllianceOntario Rehab Alliance

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At our launch you will meet Dwight Townsend, CEO of GoMedics, learn about inclusive leadership with Mary Grogan, and start our look into Black history, locally, through a presentation by Blackhurst author Itah Sadi.

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