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Invitation to the Black Educator Holiday Social – Dec. 8th & more

In Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2017 at 5:47 PM
December 4th, 2017
Community News & updates
You are cordially invited to the
Hosted by:
The Alliance of Educators for Black Students (AEBS)
The African Heritage Educators Network (AHEN)
The Durham Black Educators Network (DBEN)
The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE)
The Peel Association of African Canadian Educators (PAACE)
Friday, December 8th, 2017
From 7pm-11pm at
BELLEENYS Martini Lounge
Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres & more…
Cash Food / Cash Bar
Advance tickets are $10 for Members / $15 for Non-Members
At the door Admission is $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members
To purchase tickets, please visit:
Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item for donation.
For additional information on the event and vendor opportunities, please email or call 416-441-0792.
Planning for the 2018 ONABSE Provincial Conference is underway. ONABSE is seeking assistance with the conference. If you are interested in helping out, please email
Nominations for several ONABSE Board position are now open. Vacant offices include: Commission Chairs for the following Commissions: Administration and Higher Education. Please submit the ONABSE nomination form, located at if you are interested. You must be an ONABSE member in good standing to be considered. Please see the ONABSE Membership Application details at the bottom of the page for more membership details.
ONABSE Commissions:
Each ONABSE member is asked to participate in the commission(s) of his/her choice and members are encouraged to select the commission(s) which parallel(s) their job functions, work experience and/or area of interest.
If you interested in working with an ONABSE Commission, please reach out to one or more of the following Commission Chairs:
Higher Education: Vacant (
Governance: Dr. Marlyn Morris (
Instructional Strategies and Support: Alison Robinson (
Parents: Robert Small (
Program Development and Research: Sabrina Razack (
Retired Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell (
Students: Dr. Leroy Clarke (
Contact information:
You are invited to attend AHEN’s (African Heritage Educators Network) General Meeting. Please find the details below:
Monday December 4th
5:00-7:00 pm
Northern Secondary School (851 Mount Pleasant Road) in the Heritage Room (Room 114) on the first floor.
Parking is in the back and underground (under the football field). There is also street parking but read the street signs carefully to avoid getting ticketed.
·    AHEN Co-Chair election (2017-2019) The candidates are: Cecil Peter, Kurt Lewin, Marcia Thompson and Tina Opare. Each candidate will have an opportunity to address the membership at the December 4th meeting.
·    Open letter to TDSB re: Equity Task Force Report / update from TDSB Equity Program Advisory Committee (EPAC)
·    Black Student Awards – Establishing sub-committee and assigning action items
·        NABSE/ONABSE update
·     Downsview Secondary School Black Brilliance Conference – Please read this article:
·        AHEN Membership drive
·        AHEN Committee sign up
·        Other Business
Light refreshments will be served. We are looking forward to seeing you.
Melissa Rabes
AEBS 2017/2018 Year at a Glance
(*Dates may be subject to change)
Black Educator Holiday Social – Dec. 8th, 2017
AEBS 5th Annual Fundraiser January 20, 2018
African Heritage Fair February 1, 2018
Beyond The Month – Black History Workshop March 22, 2018
Annual AEBS Awards May 2018
AEBS Executive
Rose Gibbs
Camille Logan (Superintendent)
Shayna Macdonald (Chair)
Vivet Mendoza
Tisha Nelson
Darcie Sutherland (Chair)
Charlotte Reid
Elaine Rickets
Dr. Kim Tavares (Chair)
Pierrette Walker
Wendy Wright
 ONABSE Membership:
Please visit to fill out the membership form online for new memberships and renewals. You can also download the form below by clicking on it.
The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators | Box 114, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H3M9 Canada


In Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )Examine your life this week to see how its solid energy could work for you. You will be able to make your dreams real, your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. You can now attract all the wealth you need to get your projects going. You may be involved in getting and keeping money or some other commodity. You may be having problems with possessiveness or jealousy. This is the time where you take your skills at organizing your physical life and turn them towards organizing your spiritual life. Favourable Dates:  Nov 27 Favorable Colors: Green & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May )You are truly expanding the boundaries of your creativity, perception, and understanding, and moving into the unknown. The container of your lives needs to be bigger to accommodate this evolution and you cannot hold yourselves back with your fears. Take a hard look at the situations around you, it’s time for a reanalysis. You need to be wary of your lack of trust, there are people around you that you can depend on. Get ready to lead or take a position of power where you must be the driving force. Be careful to temper that power with logic and a cool head. Favourable Dates:  Nov 5 Favorable Colors: Red & Purple

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You are open to changes at the beginning of the week and you have released past resentments. You should take some time to get guidance from the people around you as you may be missing details or forgetting to read the fine print in new deals and opportunities heading your way. Make use of your skills using your resourcefulness to pull things together. This week will be giving you the opportunity to flourish in a team environment where you will learn a ton from the people around you. Be sure that all of your decisions are really well thought out both in the details and the big picture. Favourable Dates:  Nov 7 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Cancer( 21 June – 22 July ) – You may be feeling a little held back by old problems or redundant issues, now is the time to confront them and let them go. Pay particular attention to time management as that will be your biggest challenge throughout the week.  It is important to retain your own voice within your discussions but be sure not to get too opinionated and react hastily to things that are said. Take a moment to speak to your higher self before responding to any comments or criticisms. In love and relationships, this period brings with it a sense of harmony and can indicate a marriage or rekindling and reconnection between you and your spouse. Favourable Dates:  Nov 6  Favorable Colors: Green & White

Leo  ( 23 July – 22 Dec ) – This week bestows on you a sense of calm and asks you to be compassionate towards others around you, particularly in work situations. Soak in the good vibes to help prepare you for the packed week ahead. You may find yourself giving in to impulse at this time as new ideas flood your creative mind. You will find yourself focusing more on the physical world and trapped in materialism comparing your situation to others. A new beginning is yours you merely need to take the leap. This week would be chock full of life lessons, sit back in the quiet moments and reflect on the changes your experiences have created. Favourable Dates:  Nov 10 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Virgo( 23 Dec – 22 September ) – There would be overwhelming happiness as you gain your hearts desires and accomplish a few of the bigger goals within your plans. Now is the time to rely on your gut instinct rather than trying to use logic as you aren’t going to see the whole picture with your physical senses. If you are looking for a new job now is a great time to schedule interviews as you will be at your most charming and confident. This week will give you actionable energy, so now is the time to make moves and fast track your plans. If you are currently experiencing problems in love now is the moment to forgive, forget and start fresh. Balance is the name of the game. Favourable Dates:  Nov 4  Favorable Colors: Brown & White

Libra ( 23 September – 22 October )This week will keep you goal oriented and well motivated. Know that today’s initiatives will result in better than average yields down the road so let yourself feel encouraged. This week creates a favorable backdrop for career expansion, project development, the job hunt, job performance, training, good rapport with bosses and co-workers, support from those in positions of authority. The period is also supportive for seeking advice, apprenticeship or mentorship programs; creative development, new business development, personal, physical, and health improvement goals. You should find you have enough stamina to stay committed to a diet or exercise program. Favourable Dates:  Nov 5 Favorable Colors: Blue & Red

Scorpio ( 23 October – 21 Dec )You should feel revitalized, well plugged in, and ready for anything. This is a time to vacation, socialize, play and to indulge yourself more.  This period helps you to get back in touch with yourself in a way that you may have not explored for some time. It’s a timely regrouping or soul-searching cycle. Whether you choose to put the key in the ignition or circumstances play themselves out, it is a time when you can be easily transported onto a new life course. You have something of significance in a brew. It can heat things up in the romance department or it can be time to work on something undercover. Favourable Dates:  Nov 6 Favorable Colors: Yellow & White

Sagittarius( 22 Dec -21 December ) – This can be a time to jump on an opportunity, stake a claim, fight for your rights, renegotiate with the bank, the boss or the ex, to bid on a property or a job. Matters to do with home, real estate, and career may stretch you financially or emotionally. You can reclaim, rework, and upgrade something that wasn’t finished previously, even though it looked that way. You should find you get a better grip on your finances and potentials from here. As life unfolds, you’ll find you develop more resourcefulness, intuitive wisdom and financial astuteness. A key social, family or professional relationship can undergo a growth spurt now too. Favourable Dates:  Nov 8 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January )This week can bring you a level of comfort and security you haven’t known for a long time. It is an optimum week for re-prioritizing your personal life and your emotional wellbeing. It’s productive influence to work out the kinks, to get at the renovations, projects, or people you haven’t had time for yet, for making necessary adjustments, fine-tuning, or upgrades. It’s finally time to make the commitment to relationships and get a move on. This period puts joy, love, and happiness on full display. Whether through memories and dreams, or an actual re-meet, the past can resurface.  Favourable Dates:  Nov 10  Favorable Colors: Green & White

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) –  If you are on a hustle to secure more, to increase your financial security or cushion, or to get a new address, it’s an optimal week. You’ll have added support from the stars to fall back on. This will help you to accept, acclimatize, and integrate with greater ease, no matter what shifted course you find yourself on. Your instincts will help you to make especially quick assessments, so trust your feelings and let them guide you. You’ll find you can get to know new people or navigate your way around a new neighbourhood quite readily too. A new relationship can have that déjà vu feel. Favourable Dates:   Nov 9  Favorable Colors: Blue & White

Pisces ( 19 February – 20 March ) – Expect for life to move along fast. Watch for passion, creativity, and instincts kick into high gear. It may be a time of added recognition, reward, or a sudden release. One door closes, another immediately opens. Take note that impatience, intolerance, or impetuousness can get the better of you too. If you are single and unattached look around and you’ll see plenty of fresh opportunities. Something or someone unexpected can get the ball rolling a lot faster. if you are more spiritually inclined, you are likely to feel an even deeper yearning for that ultimate path of service or for a more encompassing relationship with the divine.  Favourable Dates:   Nov 8  Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

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In Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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