14th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration - This event has already occurred
Saturday, February 6, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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- Live Music and Literary
FEAST of Black Excellence, the theme of the 14th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration Presented by Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc., will be livestreamed Saturday, February 6, 2021, from www.durhamblackhistorymonth.com starting at 7pm. It is presented in partnership with the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation, City of Pickering and the Congress of Black Women.
FEAST is an acronym that will showcase different aspects of the Black experience.
Hosted by Sean Mauricette, a.k.a. Subliminal, and featuring performances by acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter Kunle, comedian Jean Paul, Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School’s spoken word Poetry Team and vocalist Donna Marie. A keynote panel discussion on community representation and community service will be moderated by Dr. Joseph Smith, an active member of the Black community including non-profit organizations Operation Black Vote Canada and Generation Chosen.
Sandra Forsythe of the Durham Community Action Group will be honoured as the 2021 recipient of the Madiba Award. Named after Nelson Mandela’s ancestral Xhosa clan and signifying a term of respect and endearment, Madiba is one of many names by which Mandela was affectionately known. The Award honours a leader of African ancestry in Durham Region whose experience embodies Nelson Mandela’s values, vision, and commitment to overcome barriers in his long fight for freedom and equality.
Save your digital seat by registering for the online event at durhambhm2021.eventbrite.ca and join the livestream, 7pm Saturday, February 6th. Confirmed registrants will receive a digital copy (PDF) of the event program.
Follow “Durham Black History Month” on Facebook @DurhamBHM, Instagram at Durham_BHM or contact Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. at email@example.com.
The Durham Black History Month Celebration is proudly sponsored by the Durham Regional Police Services Board, Rotary Club of Pickering, Rotary Club of Ajax, Elexicon Energy, Town of Ajax and the Ajax Library.
Durham Region’s largest, free Black History Month celebration is as an opportunity to uplift our communities after a year that saw heightened response to the ongoing issues of anti-Black racism and the continued pandemic conditions that prevail around the world.
Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that contributes to making art and culture accessible through special events.