BHM Celebration at Trent University Durham
Trent University Durham, located at 55 Thornton Rd. South, Oshawa, will present and host a Black History Month event titled “Black Women Paving the Way – Continuing the Dialogue” on Friday, February 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature a kids’ zone, food, vendors, academic presentations, performances by drummers, dancers and singers, and more. Mary Galvan, CEO of Caribbean Event Organization of Ontario and PhD student, Patrina Duhaney, will speak at the event. Motivational speaker, Nicole Coco LaRain, will be the special guest. All are invited to the event. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.trentu.ca/durham/blackhistory or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Arts & Innovation Expo
The Black Arts & Innovation Expo will be held on Saturday, February 28, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. The event will feature a panel discussion, author signings, live performances, books and art for sale, a mini career fair, prizes, food, a gaming lounge and more. The expo will be attended by writers, singers, inventors, artists, entertainers, athletes and tech innovators. All are welcome to attend. Admission is a donation to First Book Canada (whatever you can afford).
For more information, call 416-619-5309 or email: email@example.com.
The Toronto District School Board will hold its first-ever African Heritage Month Community Celebration on Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue (two blocks east of North York Centre TTC station). The family-friendly event is being held to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people of African descent. The celebration will feature spoken word artists, drumming, an African marketplace, African Inventors Museum and the student winners of the African Heritage Arts Contest. All are welcome to attend.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afro Expo 2015
Afro Expo 2015, an exposition of Afrocentric ideologies, will be held on Saturday, February 28 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Upfront Studio Theatre, 1290 Finch Ave. West, Unit 17 (inside Keele Plaza). Presented by the Ebonix Foundation and Upfront Studio Theatre, the event will feature African arts & crafts, drumming, plays, seminars, art exhibits, workshops, presenters, storytelling and more.
For more information, call 416-276-4377
BHM Concert Series
Afrafranto (Ghana) will perform at the 2015 Black History Month Concert Series, on Saturday, February 28 at 9 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West. The event is presented by Music Africa and cosponsors, the Gladstone Hotel and Africa New Music. Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.musicafrica.ca.
BHM Art Exhibition
Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East, Toronto) invites the public to experience Black History Month with a group art exhibition that explores, past, present and future narratives of Black consciousness in the African Diaspora. Throughout the month of February, five local contemporary artists and one Ontario-based art gallery will be represented in “Through Generations”. The exhibition will introduce a Jean-Michel Basquiat interactive installation, brought by the Art Gallery of Ontario, and will feature works from Ato Seitu, Ella Cooper, Georgia Fullerton, Komi Olaf, Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart, ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery and Zimbuktu Public Art. The exhibition will be open daily Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fellowship Baptist Church Markham BHM Event
The Fellowship Baptist Church Markham, located at 7478 Kennedy Rd., Markham, will host a Black History event on Saturday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. CBC News Windsor host, Asha Tomlinson will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to attend.