Keynote Speaker

Sandy Hudson

Sandy Hudson is a Jamaican-Canadian activist, writer and educator from Toronto, Ontario. Hudson is credited with co-founding the official Toronto branch of Black Lives Matter that has created a much larger presence for the movement in Canada.


Along with 2 others in 2017, Hudson started the Black Legal Action Centre that provides legal support to Black Ontarians. She also uses literature to convey her message, like in her co-written book Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada as well as written pieces for media outlets such as NOW Magazine, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, FLARE Magazine and Maclean’s Magazine. Hudson is regularly featured in Canadian mainstream media using her platform to advocate for issues such as carding and defunding the police. Her extremely impressive background does not encompass the inspiring impact she’s made on not only Torontonians, but people across the globe. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to hear from Sandy Hudson at the YouBelong Summit. To learn more about Hudson, refer to her website https://www.sandyhudson.ca/.