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BCAS Announces Advisory Board

BCAS Advisory Board Top Row L-R: Dr. Johnny Mack, Rosemary Sadlier OOnt, Kofi Achampong. Bottom Row L-R: Dr. Ayo Yila Simon, Huda Mukbil and Raymond Tynes
BCAS Advisory Board Top Row L-R: Dr. Johnny Mack, Rosemary Sadlier OOnt, Kofi Achampong. Bottom Row L-R: Dr. Ayo Yila Simon, Huda Mukbil and Raymond Tynes

OTTAWA, February 21, 2024 – The Black Class Action Secretariat (BCAS), a leader in the fight against anti-Black racism in Canada, is proud to announce the formation of its Advisory Board. This group of professionals will provide strategic guidance and support to the BCAS Board of Directors, enhancing the organization's efforts to combat systemic racism and discrimination.


The Advisory Board is comprised of members from diverse backgrounds, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise:


Dr. Johnny Mack, Chairman, a senior executive with extensive experience in social change, community development, and international relations. Dr. Mack has led several nonprofit organizations, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Nelson Mandela Family Foundation and brings a global perspective on peace and conflict resolution.


Rosemary Sadlier, OOnt, a renowned social justice advocate, writer, and speaker on Black History and women’s issues. Sadlier's leadership in securing the commemoration of February as Black History Month and August 1st as Emancipation Day in Canada reflects her commitment to education and empowerment.


Kofi Achampong, a lawyer and government affairs professional with a focus on socio-economic challenges facing Black and African diasporan communities. Achampong's work is rooted in pan-Africanism and economic development, with extensive experience in policy and international trade.


Huda Mukbil, an author, academic, and national security consultant with a groundbreaking career in national security. Mukbil's work combating structural racism and promoting social justice adds a unique and critical perspective to the Advisory Board.


Raymond Tynes, a seasoned advocate for justice and equality with a rich history in human rights. Tynes' experience as a Commissioner for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and his dedication to community service will be invaluable to BCAS.


Dr. Ayo Yila Simon, a scientist whose research and leadership in public health have made significant impacts. Dr. Simon's expertise in public health advocacy will support BCAS's broader social justice objectives.


The Board of Directors is delighted that each of these individuals comprise the BCAS Advisory Board, and we welcome them. Their galvanizing presence and contribution will be crucial to the BCAS mission. Rohan Bansie, Chairman, Board of Directors


About BCAS:

The Black Class Action Secretariat (BCAS) is dedicated to eradicating systemic racism and discrimination, focusing on achieving justice and equity in the public and private sectors. Through advocacy, legal action, and education, BCAS aims to create a society where all individuals can achieve their full potential, free from discrimination.

For more information, please contact:

2300 Yonge St, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4



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