Sankofa: Back to Africa

Africentric Social Work Serving African, Caribbean & Black Communities


This Black History Month panel series was presented by Carleton University's School of Social Work, the Carleton University Bachelor of Social Work Student Society, the Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship, Memorial University and OASW’s networks in Ottawa, Grey Bruce-Huron-Perth, and Renfrew County. We were joined by esteemed guests, authors, and editors of Africentric Social Work including Senator Dr. Wanda Thomas BernardDr. Delores V. Mullings and more! 
Talking Black, Talking Back: ACB Communities and Africentric Social Work 
Wednesday, February 9

  • Dr. Delores V. Mullings, Professor of Social Work and Memorial University’s inaugural Vice Provost of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, Senator (East Preston, Nova Scotia), Social Worker, Educator, Researcher, Community Activity, Advocate of Social Change

Africentric Social Work: Black Life from Cradle to Grave 
Wednesday, February 16

  • Amma Gyamfowa, Ghanian-Canadian womanist, mental health therapist, RSW, community researcher, writer, social justice advocate, Founder and Lead Clinical Therapist of Womanist Healing
  • Dr. David Este, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary

Call and Response: Decolonizing Canadian Social Work
Wednesday, February 23

  • Simone Donaldson, Founder, Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist, and Principal Consultant at Agapé Lens Consulting and Therapy
  • Dr. Lori Chambers, MSW, Ph.D., RSW, Social Worker and Community Health Researcher