MAR Shift: BC Black Pioneers with Silvia Mangue
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About the Event
February is Black History Month. MAR Canada is veering away from the slavery and #BlackExcellence narratives and taking a different approach this year by looking at "Everyday Blackness". So come and learn about a Black teacher and educator who is part of British Columbia's history.About Silvia Mangue:
Silvia Mangue Alene holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resources from Camosun College and a postgraduate diploma in Intercultural Education from the University of Victoria and a Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Silvia is an entrepreneur. She is the Founder and manager of two organizations:
1. Kulea Love is a social enterprise with the objective of helping people in the community carry out their everyday life activities. We work not only with seniors, who often need some additional help to fulfill their needs and responsibilities inside and outside of their homes but also with others of all ages who need extra support.
2. Kulea Culture Society, which purpose is to raise awareness about and reduce discrimination and stereotyping by engaging respect for equity, diversity and inclusion through education, information, consultation, programs, conferences, cross-cultural exchanges and research.
She is also BC Black History Awareness Society’s President. There it is her role to educate, disseminate and support Black British Columbians’ achievements past present, and future. Bringing together diverse groups of people who have an interest in promoting education and learning about British Columbia and Canadian Black History.
Silvia’s passions, among many others, are women’s issues, her two organizations and fitness & wellness. Silvia was born in Equatorial Guinea a country in the West Central Africa. She immigrated to Madrid, Spain in 1978 at the age of 8. She grew up in Spain. Silvia is a mother of a 17 year old son and they live in Victoria BC.