hub freedom school

The Hub launched its Hub Freedom School in 2020 aimed at empowering members of Ottawa-Gatineau's African-Canadian communities, with special emphasis on youth, to:
  • become active citizens and socially involved in their communities.
  • articulate their own desires, demands, and questions and to find new directions for action. 

The School is modelled after the Freedom Schools created in Mississippi in spring 1964 by the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee started by Ella Baker and Martin Luther King Jr.  The Hub Freedom School’s aim is to bring activists of all generations together to train the next generation. Guests have included gender-equity activist, sister Elizabeth Talatu Williams with Lagos, Nigeria’s Sustainable Impact Development (SID) Initiative and York Ontario education activist, sister Charline Grant with Parents of Black Children

The School meets about every two months.


The 613-819 Black Hub regularly brings people of African descent in Ottawa-Gatineau together to coordinate volunteer-led efforts to address anti-Black racism through systemic change primarily in education, justice, employment, business and politics.