Black History Month Celebration
Malton Neighbourhood Services will host its annual Black History Month event on Thursday, February 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Malton Community Centre, 3540 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga. The event will feature traditional African drumming, dances, songs, literature, art work, spoken word pieces and a Socacize session. Kike Ojo will be the guest speaker. The event is free.
Screening of Akwantu – The Journey
A screening of Akwantu – The Journey, directed by Roy T. Anderson, will be held in celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. at The Court Room, Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA), 9 Wellington St. East, Brampton. Featuring the Jamaican Maroons, Akwantu – The Journey is one of the films chosen by the Jamaica 50th Secretariat in 2012 as a feature film for their 50th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. The screening is presented by Brampton United Achievers’ Community Services in partnership with PAMA. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/students. Tickets can be purchased at http://unitedachievers.org/akwantubhmtix.
For more information, call 905-455-6789 ext. 25, or visit www.unitedachievers.org.
Black History Month at the Ryerson Image Centre
Four exhibitions that chronicle Black history are currently on display at the Ryerson Image Centre, located at 33 Gould Street (one block northeast of Yonge and Dundas). The exhibitions Human Rights Human Wrongs, curated by Mark Sealy; The Politics of Images by Alfredo Jaar, Unamerican Unfamous, by Clive Holden; and Captive State, by Dominic Nahr utilize various forms of media to chronicle Black culture and history throughout the world. In addition, Alfred Jaar will hold a Kodak lecture about his most recent projects, titled “It is Difficult,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 at Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, LIB-72. Admission to the lecture and exhibits is free.
For more information, call 416-979-5164 or visit www.ryerson.ca/ric.
Discussing Lincoln’s Role in Ending Slavery
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, A Different Booklist, located at 746 Bathurst St., will host a discussion titled “Ending of Slavery – Lincoln’s Role,” on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. Journalist Phil Taylor of the Taylor Report will provide an assessment of Abraham Lincoln and the events leading to his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
For more information, call 416-538-0889, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black History Month Programming
Vision TV will is celebrating Black History Month by airing Black-oriented programs, movies and documentaries.
For more information, visit www.visiontv.ca.
Black History Event
An event held in honour of Black history will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 7478 Kennedy Road, Markham. Dr. George Dei, Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies at the University of Toronto, will be the guest speaker.
Black History Month Concert
“Our Story Continues,” a concert held in celebration of Black History Month, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the Hamilton Church of God, 1338 Stone Church Road East, Hamilton. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The concert is being presented by the Guava Tree Theatre & Dance Company in association with the Hamilton Church of God and other community partners. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.
For more information, 905-902-8782, 905-570-5073 or 289-808-1577.