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Film Screening – STEADFAST: The Messenger and the Message

Join us for a screening of STEADFAST: The Messenger and The Message, the story of Jean Augustine’s journey from Happy Hill, Grenada to being the first Black woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons and the first Black woman to serve in Canada’s federal Cabinet.

The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine is a Canadian icon whose legacy has made a lasting impact on society. In the highly anticipated documentary film Steadfast – The Messenger and the Message, directed by Fahim Hamid Ali, you will witness the unwavering determination of a trailblazing federal level politician, social activist, and educator.

Through captivating enactments and firsthand accounts, the film captures Dr. Augustine’s journey from her humble beginnings in Grenada, West Indies, to her numerous achievements and accolades after immigrating to Canada in 1960. Her life is a testament to the power of perseverance, courage, and the unwavering commitment to fighting for the rights of women, African-Canadians, and the socially disadvantaged.

This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

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Nov 02 2023


Doors open and light refreshements: 4:00 p.m. | Screening 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. | Q& A with the Honourable Jean Augustine: 5:45 p.m.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Price Family Cinema (Accolade East Building – Main Floor), York University
4700 Keele Street


Faculty of Education
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