Black History Month - Speaker Series

News Release
14 January 2022


PRUDE Inc.'s 2022 Black History Month SPEAKER SERIES


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Greetings Friends,

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, PRUDE Inc. is proud to team up with the New Brunswick Black History Society once again to bring you our SPEAKER SERIES, a series of free, interactive online talks

by presenters from around the province. This year, our guest presenters will engage you with information on such topics as Black business development,  how to do genealogical research on your Black Maritime family, the history of Black gay culture, the lives of Black New Brunswickers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, poetry and more. Come listen and ask questions. We encourage it!

PRUDE Inc. Program Coordinator Damon Levine will host the sessions for our Black History Month SPEAKER SERIES.


Take a look at our guest speakers and sign up today... We look forward to seeing you!


Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @7pm

How to Start a Business in the Community 

Presenter: Bridget Ibukun

Bridget Ibukun will discuss how members of the community can start and grow businesses in the Saint John region.

Before moving to Canada in 2018, Bridget worked at a top-tier commercial bank in Nigeria, gaining experiences in Banking, Human Resource Management and Training Development. She also owned an Event Planning and decoration outfit and a beauty salon.


She is a Sociology graduate, a Certified Customer Service Trainer (CCST) with an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management and a student member of the New Brunswick chapter of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR).

Bridget is a Certified Event and Wedding Planner and a member of the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CANSPEP). she runs her Event Management outfit, Elegance Events By Bridget (@elegancebybridget). She genuinely enjoys beautifying spaces, planning events and weddings, and
offers rental services.

She enjoys cooking and sharing cooking ideas, photos and videos on her food blog (@siramidkitchen). Bridget trains youths on skills development. She teaches newcomers how to start a business in the city and finds time to encourage small business owners and connect them with potential clients through her social media platform (@businessdateca).

Bridget is very enthusiastic about community service. She is a World Pulse Ambassador, volunteers for PRUDE Inc., YMCA, RCCG community, Community Volunteer for Income Tax Program, United Colours of Fashion, NBCC and other private businesses.

Our Speakers