We are proud to announce Dr. Funké Aladejebi as our keynote speaker for the inaugural Convergences Conference.

Dr Aladejebi is a professor at the University of Toronto who specializes in Black Canadian history in the twentieth century, Black Canadian women’s history, and transnationalism. Her forthcoming book, Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers, explores the importance of Black Canadian women in sustaining their communities and preserving a distinct Black identity within restrictive gender and racial barriers See here for more information.