Modern-Day Enslavement | Dr. Joan speaks with Dr. Cleophas Justine Pierre Part 2

Rooted in a rich history of resilience, creativity, and innovation, the Black ecosystem thrives through interconnected systems of support, advocacy, and empowerment. How can we as a community work together toward independence, unity, and accumulation of wealth?


On this episode of Hey, I'm Listening, join Dr. Pierre as he takes us on a journey through the vibrant tapestry of the Black ecosystem. We unravel the dynamic challenges and triumphs within the black community, shedding light on the need to gather accurate Black data. We navigate the uncharted territory of the lack of Black data, contemplating the future of Black individuals in Canada and the diaspora.

This episode is a heartfelt exploration of History, culture, and community, paying homage to Black History Month. We delved into a thought-provoking discussion on the terrain of human trafficking, we addressed how the Black community grapples with this pressing issue.

We explore the significance of a portal that can house accurate Black data and its potential in building and fostering a stronger Black community. 

We've pitched a tent on the importance of unity within the Black community, exploring the benefits of standing together. 

Welcome to a conversation that is both deeply enlightening and passionately informative.

Episode Highlights

  • Uncover the pressing need for data within the Black community, emphasizing its importance in understanding and addressing challenges faced by the Black community.

  • Unraveling the lack of Black data

  • Human trafficking, examining its impact and how the Black community addresses this issue.

  • Uncovering the myriad benefits that come with fostering a unified Black community and the positive ripple effects it brings.

  • Explore the importance of a centralized portal featuring accurate Black data, envisioning its potential to build and nurture a stronger Black community.

About Dr. Cleophas Pierre

Dr. Cleophas Justine Pierre is an ILO Trained Labour Market and Migration Consultant, specializing in the disciplines of Employment, Underemployment, and Unemployment. He is currently a leading Black researcher in Canada and the Caribbean Region.  His primary area of expertise is in the field Migration and Labour Market Research fields, which involves matters relating to forced migration, human trafficking, Migrant smuggling, migrants’ labour rights, data analytics, social research, conducting surveys, and the formulation of Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS)

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About Dr. Joan

Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis, Ph.D., is an award-winning Canadian speaker and authority on trauma recovery, reconciliation, and forgiveness. Joan has specialised in promoting the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities for over a decade through her groundbreaking trauma recovery strategy, The Forgiveness Method.

Her career as an individual, couples, and family psychotherapist has helped countless people heal from their past, transform their mental health, overcome challenges, and reclaim their lives.

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