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Toronto, ON (January 30, 2020) – Five Torontonians push for progressive change. An urban agriculturist, a poet, a planner, a curator and a fashion designer explain how they're breaking down barriers to Black liberation. Ashley McKenzie-Barnes “Curate and commission art that reflects Black people – and they will come.” After spending 15 years working with independent, institutional and corporate entities like TEDxToronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario

Toronto, ON (December 4, 2019) – Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, Harbourfront Centre’s KUUMBA, marks 25 years of celebrating the heritage, culture and traditions of black Canadians with a series of talks, workshops, events and performances throughout February. The 2020 festival is curated by curator, creative director and part-time professor Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, who most recently spearheaded Nuit Blanche in Scarborough and is

#imakealiving is a monthly event for entrepreneurs powered by FreshBooks and sponsored by Wealthsimple, bringing together a diverse panel of entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners for lively and candid conversations. On November 20th, inside The Symes (150 Symes Road Toronto), Mina Gerges, Lisa Campbell, Steve Ballantyne and myself will provide insight into how success happens by exploring the obstacles and challenges small businesses owners and

Join me Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for Building Blocks Daily: A Steady Move to Success presented by Pretty Elevated. Pretty Elevated is a community driven collective and social impact initiative by Irisa™ dedicated to empowering women and creating opportunities that amplify the female voice through community and connectivity. Join us on our mission to support women on their journey to pursue personal and professional growth. The Pretty

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