Bringing to light the history of black excellence in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is the theme of a day-long session at the Markham Flato Theatre on Jan. 22.

Presented by the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association in conjunction with the City of Markham, the “Hidden Innovators” theme will be explored through a series of addresses and displays as well as performances by local dance and musical ensembles. The keynote speak is Whitby Member of Parliament Celina Caeser-Chavannes, who will talk about STEM initiatives as well as describing her own life experiences.

There will also be a presentation on future STEM leaders by Rose Ann Whyte of the Africentric alternative school program at St. Julia Billiart and a display by the International African Inventors Museum. Performances will be made by the Doncrest Public School Choir, Alexis Murrel of Unionville High School, Ngoma Ensemble, Africentric Alternative School and Alexander Mackenzie High School.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.