BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February 11, 2010

 

City of Toronto Black History Events

In honour of Black History Month, the City of Toronto will conduct several events including exhibits, poster launches, concerts and readings. The Toronto Public Library will feature authors, musicians and storytellers showcasing Toronto’s Black community.

For more information, visit www.colour-blind.ca, www.toronto.ca/blackhistory, or www.torontopubliclibrary.ca.

Kuumba Festival

The Kuumba Black History Month festival will be held on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. The events will explore the themes of “Black to the Future/One Love”.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/kuumba.

St. Lawrence Community Celebration

A celebration of Black History Month with the St. Lawrence community will be held at the St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East, on Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Caribbean brunch will be served in the market kitchen on the mezzanine level. The event will feature guest speakers, a historical overview, arts and crafts on display for sale, music, drumming and dance. A craft gallery on the lower level will feature hand-made jewellery and art. Donations will be used to benefit the people of Haiti.

BHM Concert

The Peel United Cultural Partners (a collaboration between the United Achievers Club and the Congress of Black Women-Brampton Chapter) will present the Ninth Annual Black History Month concert on Saturday, February 20 at the Lester B. Pearson Theatre (Bramalea Civic Centre), 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell, Superintendent of Education with the Peel District School Board, will be the keynote speaker.

Entertainment will feature comedy, dance, music and poetry. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students under age 10. Patrons will have an opportunity to make a goodwill donation to the Haiti Relief Fund through the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

For tickets and more information, call 905-455-6789, 905-459-1942, 905-789-1551 or 905-454-4956.

Gospel Celebration

In commemoration of Black History Month, the New Dawn Moravian Church will hold a celebration of gospel music on Saturday, February 27 at 7 Glenora Avenue at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 416-656-0473 or 416-652-7175.

Performing Diaspora

In honour of Black History Month, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples will present “Performing Diaspora 2010: Celebrating Black History Month Through Expressive Culture – Afro Diasporic Women In Focus.” Throughout the month of February, a series of presentations, workshops, artist talks and community events will be held. Performing Diaspora is the flagship project of the Harriet Tubman Institute at York University.

For more information, visit: www.yorku.ca/tubman/_files/file.php?fileid=filelbAQZELbLd&filename=file_YFA_PerformingDiaspora10_brochure.pdf.

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