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Marion Lowe McLean's Educational Odyssey: From Jamaican Roots to Quebec's Community Vanguard and International Reform

podcast April 20, 2024


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When education meets passion, transformative stories emerge. Our latest guest, Marion Lowe McLean, embodies this blend with her stirring journey from Jamaican roots to her influential role in Quebec's community service and education. As the founder of the Quebec Board of Black Educators and Les Passerelles Globale Bridges, Marion's narrative is rich with the themes of solidarity, empowerment, and the quest for inclusiveness in education. She opens up about the profound impact of her parents' leadership, her pioneering integration of dance into physical education, and her steadfast advocacy for the academic experiences of Black students.

Marion's dedication reaches across borders, as she reveals her collaborative efforts with NGOs to support women's education and address challenges in rural communities. The conversation takes an insightful turn when Marion discusses "the missing pages" of history—African descendants' overlooked contributions to North American heritage. This episode serves as a tapestry, intertwining tales of community building and the fight for recognition, with Marion at its heart, inspiring us through her commitment to educational reform and social equity.

We wrap up with a look at the intersection of education and entrepreneurship, witnessing the birth of the Matthew DaCosta Bank and its role in nurturing Black entrepreneurship in Canada.  Tune in for an episode that's not just a conversation but a masterclass in the tireless pursuit of equality and understanding in education—from Quebec to Ghana and beyond!

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