As a community, we are always looking forward to the future. However, in doing so, it is important to reflect on the critical moments and conversations in our present, while also keeping in mind the legacies and histories of our past. BlackThen, BlackNow, BlackFutures, reminds us of our past, while simultaneously reflecting and celebrating our present moments and achievements as we look towards a future of rebuilding. This month, through 7 engaging and insightful events, we will honour our past, celebrate our present and shape our futures.
Over the next month, experience events that are designed to inspire your creativity and bring you back into community. Make sure to register to save your spot.
Tuesday. February 8th | 6pm
Join a chat session for millennials (30+) to come together and reminisce. This is a space for people to reflect on how much music, fashion and culture has changed over the years and just how influential your generation has been!
Hosted by: Freda Aninkorah
Thursday February 10th | 6pm
Come and celebrate the launch of our new chapbook ‘Griot: Six Writers Sojourn into the Dark’. Six emerging writers from our Black Pen program have each written a piece of short fiction that appears in this anthology. Following the launch, you will have the opportunity to hear from the artists as they share their experience and learnings, following by a live reading of their work.
Moderated by: Kyrell Grant
Monday February 14th | 6pm
Whether single or booed up, come and celebrate the day of love with us. This Valentines Day, Trayon Baksh of Tray Arts is leading a paint night for you and friends!
Thursday February 17th
Cost: $20.00 CAD
Chef Bashir Munye will teach you how to prepare a delicious, modern take on Swahili cuisine. All from the comfort of your own kitchen! Participants will be sent a box of ingredients as well as a recipe to follow along with.
Tuesday February 22 | 6pm
Chef Deon King of King Catering will teach you how to prepare a hot Caribbean dish, on zoom. Participants will be sent a box of ingredients as well as a recipe to follow along with.
Thursday February 24th | 6pm
Join this chat session for youth (18-29), a safe space to talk about anything you feel like! From music and the arts, to dating in 2022, the platform is open for you to discuss whatever is on your chest this week!
Hosted By: Marlon Palmer
Monday February 28th | 6pm
Finding community and sharing space as creatives can be difficult as we still navigate the pandemic. Come meet and network with other artists at our mixer, held in collaboration with SKETCH Working Arts.
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