BookFest Volunteer wins inaugural award

Congratulations to one of BookFest Windsor’s dedicated volunteers, Irene Moore Davis. She organizes our Student Writing Contest, and has been instrumental in connecting BookFest with a rich diversity among our author presenters.

“Moore Davis officially accepted the 2015 UWindsor History Department Community Heritage Medal at the Annual General Meeting of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society on June 18, 2015.

Irene Moore Davis’ (Hons. BA ‘93) passionate contributions to the research and teaching of Black history in Windsor and Essex County has earned her a 2015 UWindsor History Department Community Heritage Medal.

History professor Miriam Wright served on the committee to choose the inaugural medal recipients and says Moore Davis’ contributions to enhancing a broad understanding of Black history in the Windsor area are varied, invaluable, and enduring. Moore Davis officially accepted the medal at the Annual General Meeting of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society on June 18, 2015.”

With thanks to the University of Windsor’s Daily News. June 26, 2015

http://www.uwindsor.ca/dailynews/2015-06-26/alumna-lauded-promotion-black-history

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