BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 25, 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.

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.

T&T Seniors BHM event

The Trinidad and Tobago 50 Plus and Seniors Association of Canada will hold a Black History Month celebration on Sunday, February 28 at Birkdale Community Center, 1299 Ellesmere Road, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Early registration is advised.

For more information, call 647-401-1608.

BHM Awards Ceremony

The British Methodist Episcopal Church Christ Church St. James’s 11th annual Black History Month Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 28 at 6 p.m. at 1828 Eglinton Ave. West (at Dufferin).

The event, hosted together with the Toronto Police Service’s (TPS) 13th Division, will pay tribute to officers from the TPS, firefighters, the Toronto Emergency Medical Services, the RCMP and leaders in the Black community. The event will feature musical presentations by Emmanuel Agyekum and the Ghanaian Choir and Letna Allen-Rowe of Jamaica. The keynote address will be given by Sergeant Kevin Juror, a Canadian Army reservist who took part in Operation Sculpture in Sierra Leone in 2007.

Dr. Eric Pierre of the Consulate of Haiti in Toronto and MPP Mike Cole will be among several special invited guests.

For more information, call 416-534-3831, 416-808-1311, 416-237-6502.

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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