March 17, 2022
Dr. Annette Henry’s scholarship examines race, class, language, gender and culture in socio-cultural contexts of teaching and learning in the lives of Black students, Black oral histories and Black women teachers’ practice in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. She has written extensively about equity in the academy, diverse feminisms and conceptual and methodological research issues, especially in culture-specific contexts. Dr. Henry is the author of Taking Back Control: African Canadian Teachers’ Lives and Practice, the first book on this subject in Canada.
100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women, co-authored by the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine, Dauna Jones-Simmonds and Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, highlights, documents, acknowledges and supports the accomplishments of Black Canadian women in recognition of their social, educational, political and professional successes.
The book grew out of a desire to inspire Black girls and women by showcasing examples of the many contributions Black women have made, and continue to make, in Canadian society. 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women also helps build a database for future publications to acknowledge the accomplishments by Black Canadian women from a variety of career paths including government, not-for-profit, legal, health, education and academia.
The women included in the 2022 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women were selected based on their efforts to support Black girls and women, their leadership or their participation in organizations and groups working for the advancement of Black women and girls. The book is available for pre-order through the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women website.
Congratulations to Dr. Henry for this latest recognition of her work for the advancement Black women and girls, as well as her dedication to equity and social justice. Learn more about Dr. Henry’s work by reading her biography or spotlight.