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Ancestral Voices Belonging and Identity in Canada

Discover our shared histories, our unique lived experiences, and the past, present, and   future of own-voices storytelling in this conversation series hosted by Kim Wheatley and Maxine Gordon Palomino.

Meet and learn from established and emerging artists and authors who represent diverse Indigenous, Caribbean, African and Black communities. 

This program series is presented in collaboration with York, Durham and Peel Libraries.

Upcoming Events


Joanne Robertson November 8 | 9:30am

Details coming soon.

Junie Désil is a poet. Born of immigrant (Haitian) parents on the Traditional Territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka in the island known as Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), raised in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg). Junie’s debut poetry collection Eat Salt|Gaze at the Ocean (TalonBooks, 2020) was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Junie currently lives on the traditional territories of the Homalco, Tla’amin and Klahoose where she is currently working on a novel and a poetry manuscript.