Black History Month celebrations ended Tuesday afternoon at Lethbridge College. To conclude the month, a lunch and learn session took place which featured a guest speaker. Moji Taiwo is a Calgary based author, speaker and retired civil servant, who chatted about her experience as a newcomer to Canada. She discussed the challenges she faced as a student of colour who arrived from Nigeria in the early 1980’s. Taiwo says she feels very lucky to be asked to speak at the end of Black History Month as this has come full circle for her.
“Black History Month or Black Heritage Month. It’s every day. So wrapping up this year celebration doesn’t mean that we stop celebrating Black excellence. But it’s also an honor that 45 years to the day that I arrived in Canada, I am in Lethbridge wrapping up Black History Month for the students and faculty members.”
Taiwo is also a graduate of Lethbridge College. She graduated from the Broadcast Journalism program back in 1981.