Hailing from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Pascale Diverlus
is a communications specialist, digital strategist, educator,
and community organizer.
In 2014, Pascale co-founded Black Lives Matter -Toronto, the first international chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement; a trans-feminist movement committed to the preservation of black art, black space, black families, and black life. There, Pascale’s work is focused on curriculum development, public education, and direct action coordination. Pascale is also a core organizer of BLMTO’s biggest actions, including #BLMTOtentcity and halting Toronto Pride to highlight the over policing of Toronto’s black queer and trans community.
More broadly, Pascale’s passion centres on communications and developing social media strategy. Distinct to her work is the use of ancestral and community-driven storytelling traditions and methods that are integrated within contemporary communications platforms. She supports entrepreneurs, independent businesses, and non-profits in building sustainable online presence and effective communications to members and potential buyers. Additionally, Pascale is an independent consultant supporting organizations on equity-based assessments, internal review, and in the implementation of practices, policies and protocols centred on equity and human rights practices.
Pascale is the recipient of the J.S Woodswoorth Human Rights Award, the Viola Desmond Award and the Evelyn Myrie Political Action Award. Under her leadership, BLMTO has been recognized as Pride Toronto's 2016 Honoured Group, Now Magazine's Best Activist Group, and the City of Toronto's William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations.
Pascale is grateful to all those who came before her and took time to care in instilling in her all of the knowledge and expertise she is able to share.