Wednesday, February 6th
12:30pm - 1:00pm
Curtis Bell grew up watching his uncle, the notable Lincoln Alexander, make history and shape Canadian society. (Among many other achievements, Alexander was the first black Member of Parliament, the first black federal Cabinet Minister, and 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). Bell identifies as an African-Canadian/Indigenous man, and he has carried on the family tradition of multifaceted community leadership as a trailblazer in mental health support for at-risk urban youth. A father himself, this former wide receiver with the CFL and sometime author has been recognized for creating successful ‘gang exit’ strategies using restorative practices and other tools of culture.
The Thinking Place is a lunchtime speaker series where attendees can hear from experts on topics that are relevant to the community. Joins us every week at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Branch.