Electric City Culture Council Highlights Events Supporting Black Creators During Black History Month — PtboCanada

Below are links to events taking place in Peterborough to commemorate Black History Month, compiled by EC3:

Let’s celebrate Black Joy with Sandy Hudson, Founder of BLM Canada. At the Trent Student Center, organized by the Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) and Black Student Support.
February 18; 12 p.m.

Journey to Justice – Cinematic Discussion. Organized by the Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, via Zoom
February 25, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Highlighted local black designers include:

Black girl chatter. Podcast featuring “just a few black girls keeping the conversation going”.

Files without borders. Label and DIY collective based in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong.

Local collections and organizations include:

Peterborough Community Race Relations Committee. A resource center for educators, employers, students, youth and anyone seeking information on race, anti-racism and anti-discrimination.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) – Nogojiwanong Chapter, in partnership with OPIRG.

The Peterborough Public Library features reading lists, events and more for Black History Month.

The Trent Arthur newspaper ran a series of articles throughout Black History Month, including “Erasing Racism in Canada from the Public School Curriculum” by Alicia McLeod; “Canada, the land of equality, diversity and racism” by Sutton Hanna; and “No Black Educators” by Shaela McLeod.

EC3 also highlighted films and books featuring black writers, directors, actors and creatives:

Borderless Discussions with Muna and Sahira Q. A late night panel discussion on gender, race, art, performance, community, intersectionality and more. Part of the Borderless Music & Arts Festival 2021 in Peterborough.

Subjects of desire. (2021). Jennifer Holness, Canada, 103 mins.

The wearer. TV series (2022-), premiered on CBC Television on February 21, 2022.

Learn to Swim (2021), Thyrone Tommy, Canada, 90 minutes.

Bringing the unsung history of Black Canadians to the fore. The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO, February 7, 2022.

Dr Afua Cooper. Lecturer, scholar, historian, author, poet, performer and social and cultural commentator. Published works include: Black Writers Matter; Dear Canada: Hoping for a return home; A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland; The Hanging of Angélique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal

The Underground Railroad: Next stop, Toronto!. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper, Karolyn Smardz Frost, Dundurn Press, 2009.

Beauty in a Box: Untangling the Roots of Black Beauty Culture in Canada. Cheryl Thompson, Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2018.

Inspired by Black Lives Matter, over 40 Canadian artists are recording Freedom Marching. Rebecca Zandbergen, CBC News (web article), February 9, 2022.

Gutter Child: A Novel. Jael Richardson, HarperCollins, 2021.

Black Writers – A Reading List. Published by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia.

So, since I’m still here, I live: a YouTube player. Ed. Kelly Xio, Domain, 2021.

Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery. bell hooks, South End Press, 1994.

Reply | think feminist, think black. bell hooks, between the lines, 1989.

Freedom is a constant struggle: Ferguson, Palestine and the foundations of a movement. Angela Y. Davis, Haymarket Books, 2016.

How We Break Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective. Keeyanga Yamahtta Taylor, Haymarket Books, 2017.

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