October 2021 Vol 2



Parents of Black Children

Parents of Black Children (PoBC) is an advocacy group formed to support and advocate on behalf of Black students and their parents.  They are working to address and dismantle anti-Black racism and systemic barriers within the education and adjacent systems.  Their goal is to ensure that Black children are able to access an equitable and peaceful education.
PoBC is also a safe and supportive place for parents and Black students to share their experiences and issues within the school system as well as develop strategies and recommendations to improve the experience of Black students within schools.

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The 1st Afroncentric Virtual Campus

Parents of Black Children

OMO Afrocentric Virtual Campus

Presents the first ever virtual campus geared towards black children and Afrocentric empowerment and education. The campus is designed for Black students with the specific intent of providing Black students with a culturally relevent and affirming virtual space.

Please register EACH student you would like to have access to the free drop in tutoring seperately. This means if you have three children, you have to complete the form three times.

If you have any questions please reach out to:

Black Artists of Simcoe Spotlight Jason George

Jason used to be a high school teacher before deciding to further his photography career in the early 2010’s. After relocating to Wasaga Beach he emerged himself in a new flexible schedule and travelling to over 35 countries with a passion for capturing wildlife through his lens. Jason recently showcased his Black and White Wildlife with the Barrie Public Library in an effort to give back to the community and offer advice and his expertise. You can learn more about him and his work by visiting his website.

Calling all Artists !

Looking for an opportunity to perform spoken word or music ?

UPlift Black is collaborating with The Irie Jerk Restaurant and Catering to create ‘Irie Mic Night’!

In observance of COVID-19 protocols, a maximum of 3 performers will be allowed on the stage at once — so, no more than 3 artists in a group performance. Each solo artist/group will be alloted 25 minutes to perform. Therefore, a grand total of 7 to 10 performers may be scheduled for the evening. Disposable microphone covers will be used.

Please contact Tinée Campbell, Operations Manager, at: if you or someone you know would be interested in performing on the 23rd or at a later date. Musicians, Spoken Word artists and Storytellers are encouraged to sign-up.

Issue by Dawn Cain

Thank you everyone for reading our latest issue of the UPlift Newsletter.  As a Barrie resident for 18 years, I am very passionate about giving back to our BIPOC community in Simcoe County.  Currently I am a TV/Film Writer student at Toronto Film School, business owner, artist and Community News Director for UPlift Black.  If you would like to contact me or have a BIPOC artist/business that needs recognition please email