The MOST Important Black History Month EVER

               
HELP BRING THE ABC'S OF CANADIAN BLACK HISTORY KIT ONLINE


As an educator and parent of Black children and grandchildren, 2020 has not been easy. My heart was touched by the frightening and unending challenges faced by teachers, parents and students brought by COVID.  And with the dramatic racial unrest, and the historic pain and division it exposed, my heart broke for the pain of my family, friends, and the community.

As a mother and grandmother, I believed it was important for children and teens to see themselves in the real history of Black Canadians. As teacher and publishing rep, I knew that teachers did not have access to easy-to-use, complete teaching resources for Canadian Black History.  And I knew that in COVID times, building their own resources or bringing in special speakers were not options.   

Our teachers must be ready for the MOST important Black History Month ever. 

Meeting Linton Garner and Dr. Dorothy W. Williams, two veterans of the Montreal Black Community, Black History experts, community advocates, and the co-creators of The ABC's of Canadian Black History Kit gave me hope.   




We quickly agreed that it was important to bring the kit ONLINE to make it accessible and affordable for teachers and home educators across Canada. And we knew we needed to do that before  February 2021, Black History Month.

Montreal Gazette interview with ABC kit creators 
https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/two-montrealers-working-on-online-kit-to-teach-black-history-in-school

Please visit www.blacbiblio.com to learn more about the Kit. It’s the ONLY teacher toolkit with lesson plans, hands-on student resources and enrichment activities that deliver true stories of Black changemakers, and the real Canadian political, social, and economic challenges they overcame. A teacher can quickly prepare to teach engaging lessons that reach every student. Plus, the lessons spark IMPORTANT discussion on issues like human rights, racism, citizenship, social justice, and the law.

By bringing The ABC's of Canadian Black History ONLINE, teachers can be equipped to help our children to think critically about what they see today, and tomorrow, and to act purposefully!

Our Funding Project Goal - $25,000

Our plan is to bring the ABC's ONLINE PILOT to select schools in time for the most IMPORTANT Black History Month ever - February 2021.  In the following months, we will refine the system and be ready to market it to all schools across Canada. The funds will pay for software, computer systems and the experts in web, app and online education systems and the marketing and customer service support to work with the school boards.  While we welcome ANY volunteer support,  our strict deadline to have the resource ready for BLACK HISTORY MONTH  will require some paid expertise. 

The ONLINE PILOT will be in English only and will feature approximately 30-40% of the kit's 26 lessons and supplementary activities - more than enough for a great Black History Month!  Over the following months, as we build partnerships and support, we will bring the whole kit online, in French and English, and expand with other exciting resources!

Thank you for taking the time to read  and SHARE our GOFUNDME page.

Please take the next step and become a CHANGEMAKER that ensures that we are ready for the MOST important Black History Month ever AND that every future generation knows the real historic contributions of Black Canadians in our country!




REWARDS for YOUR Generous Gift!

We believe Canadian Black History should in every month of the school year! That’s why we’re thanking donors with resources from the ABC’s of Canadian Black History Kit.  We’ll ship rewards to your chosen school or family as an early Christmas present!

Choose printed rewards in French or English. Please message Jo-Ann DaPonte to specify your reward request.  Please note: Rewards can only be shipped in Canada.

$50 STUDENT CHALLENGER REWARD

Deck
of 26 ABC Student Cards
Ticket
to EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS WITH BLACK HISTORY educator workshop                                                                                                                                                
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THREE-MONTH ONLINE PILOT ACCESS for ABC’s of Canadian Black History for one teacher and class
Two Decks of 26 ABC Student Cards                                                          
Two Tickets to EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS WITH BLACK HISTORY workshop

$250 CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGER REWARD

THREE-MONTH PILOT ACCESS for TWO teachers and their classes
Four Tickets to educator workshop                                           
Two Decks of 26 ABC Student Cards 
Plus! TIMELINE CLASS POSTER! 
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$500 SCHOOL CHALLENGER REWARD

Complete ABC's of Canadian Black History Kit for your chosen school! Visit https://www.blacbiblio.com/products/ for kit details. Order in French or English!

THREE-MONTH PILOT ACCESS for THREE teachers and their classes
Four Tickets to educator workshop

52134158_1603845143426322_r.jpeg$1000 COMMUNITY CHALLENGER

TWO ABC's of Canadian Black History Kits for your chosen school, community program or family!  Order in French and/or English!

SPONSOR LOGO on kits and website

THREE-MONTH PILOT ACCESS for ENTIRE SCHOOL

CUSTOM EDUCATOR WORKSHOP for school's teachers

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Rewards can be delivered within a few weeks of your donation. PLEASE send message to Jo-Ann with your detailed request.

Educators, please contact Jo-Ann Daponte for a teacher presentation and ZOOM meetings with the co-creators of The ABC's of Canadian Black History.

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Donations

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  • Shynelle Dookhie 
    • $50 
    • 21 hrs
  • Aamer Esmail 
    • $15 
    • 1 d
  • sabrina carrington 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Grace Anderson  
    • $25 
    • 6 d
  • Graham Weeks 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
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Fundraising team: Blacbiblio.com History Changemakers (6)

Joann Daponte 
Organizer
York, ON
Dorothy Williams 
Beneficiary
Cassandra Trotman 
Team member
Linton Garner 
Team member
Rita Thomas 
Team member
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