Steadfast: The Messenger and The Message

Feb 21, 2023

 Steadfast: The Messenger and The Message

​Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 6 PM

In partnership with Sheridan, and CCAH Cinemas, 171 Speers Rd 

Admission: Tickets are free, but registration is required 

STEADFAST- The Messenger and The Message is a documentary about the life of The Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine, who is a Canadian icon and role model for Canadians from coast-to-coast-to coast. The film captures her humble beginnings in Grenada, her emigration to Canada through to her momentous election as the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons, and her tireless work nationally and internationally in support of historically marginalized people. The film includes interviews with The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell, Former Prime Minister of Grenada; renowned British actor, Joseph Marcell; Jennifer Hosten, first Black Miss World; Grammy nominated musician Freddy Will and several Members of Parliament and political leaders in Canada.  Through re-enactment and historical footage, the film depicts the courage and determination with which Jean fought for the rights of women and African-Canadians, including championing legislation to recognize February as Black History Month in Canada with a unanimous vote in 1995.


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