RCMP Sgt. Craig Smith, Author/Historian from Halifax, Nova Scotia will speak about his book “You Had Better Be White by Six A.M.”: The African- Canadian Experience in the RCMP.
Since 1999, he has published four books, including The Journey Continues: An Atlantic Canadian Black Experience approved as a resource tool for African-Canadian classes. Smith is also well-known for his activities on behalf of youth. He is a former YMCA Director, Black Hockey & Sports Hall of Fame President and won the Harry Jerome Award in 2012. As the RCMP diversity policing analyst for Nova Scotia, he developed and delivers the African Nova Scotian cultural competency workshops for RCMP members and employees serving in the province.