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January 28, 2002
City of Toronto launches Black History Month exhibition
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Canadian Human Rights Commission,
the Bank of Montreal and the Ontario Black History Society, will officially
celebrate Black History Month by launching the Human Rights Through Art
exhibition on Thursday, January 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the rotunda of
Toronto City Hall, at 100 Queen St. W.

City Councillor Sherene Shaw, master of ceremonies, will be joined at 6 p.m. by
Mayor Mel Lastman; Murielle Brazeau, Deputy Secretary General, Canadian Human
Rights Commission; and Lesya Balych-Cooper, vice president, Diversity and
Workplace Equity, Bank of Montreal. Entertainment by the Sanfoka dancers will

Celebrated unofficially since the 1950s, Black History Month was formally
recognized by the Ontario Government in 1993 and by the Government of Canada in
1995. In Toronto, it is an opportunity to recognize the significant
contributions African Canadians have made, and continue to make, to the life of
Toronto in areas such as education, medicine, art, culture, public service,
economic development, politics and human rights.

The exhibition will be on display at the following locations in Toronto:

Toronto City Hall rotunda, 100 Queen St. W., January 30 to February 7
Bank of Montreal, 1 First Canadian Place, February 11 to 15
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., February 20 to 24
Canadian Human Rights Commission, 175 Bloor St. E., March 4 to 8

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