panel and Q&A: “Talking With Our Kids About Racism”

join us – Wed Sep 29 @ 7 p.m. EST
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Meeting ID: 837 0305 9845                                                              Passcode: 456339

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meet our panelists

Tanya Yuen

CBOQ children and family ministries associate

Tanya is an ordained pastor with the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec where she serves as Children and Family Ministries Associate.

Tanya is grateful for the opportunity to come alongside churches and ministry leaders seeking to grow in ministry effectiveness with children and families, particularly in inter-generational communities of faith.

More importantly, Tanya is a wife and mother of three young girls and along with her husband, deeply invested in helping to create an environment both in the home and in church where the spiritual life of children is nurtured.

Jemell Moriah

vice president, (prayer) – Baptist Women of North America

Jemell is a former president of Atlantic Baptist Women, a retired social worker and a current vice president of Baptist Women of North America.

She is passionate about understanding a biblical perspective of racial justice.

She and her husband, Lionel live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and are the parents of five grown children and six grandchildren.

Lorelei Eccleston

principal, Toronto District School Board

Lorelei has been a public school principal within the Greater Toronto Area for 11 years. She has worked tirelessly and fearlessly to promote equity and advocacy while striving to ensure positive mental health and well-being for her students.

When not in her Principal role, Lorelei is a proud mother of five children. Her last two are at Western University in years 3 and 4.

She is a professional musician, church worship leader and music director, music competition adjudicator and choir conductor. She has an additional passion for interior design and is currently spotted in a television commercial!

Pamela Smith

community worker, Indigenous communities

Pamela is First Nations from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Now based in Calgary, Alberta, Pamela has worked with the Indigenous communities in Winnipeg and now in Calgary, for the past 25 years.

She brings a firm belief in God our Creator and his son Jesus Christ to all that she does.

She loves beading, music, the outdoors and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Joanne Wong

equity consultant, education

Joanne was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in Toronto, Canada.

She has been a secondary school teacher in the Greater Toronto Area since 1999; in more recent years a Teacher Liaison for the Chinese Heritage Community, and now an Equity Consultant with the school board.

She spends much of her free time running, hanging out with her kids and “making something out of nothing” with whatever is left in the fridge.