City of Toronto Celebrates Black History Month|
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The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Canadian Human Rights Commission,
the Bank of Montreal and the Law Society of Upper Canada, will officially
celebrate Black History Month (February 1-29) with the launch of the Human
Rights Through Art exhibition and reception in the Rotunda of Metro Hall, 55
John Street, on Monday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.
Officially recognized throughout Canada, Black History Month in Toronto is an
opportunity to showcase and share the many significant contributions to the
life of the City by people of African descent in such areas as education,
medicine, art, culture, public service, finance, politics and human rights.
On February 1st, the city will launch a webpage to mark Black History Month. It
will feature an on-line version of the exhibition Human Rights Through Art, a
month-long calendar of events across the city, and a profile of the history of
the black experience in Toronto.
In partnership with Tropicana Community Organization, the City of Toronto
Access and Equity Unit will co-host a writers festival in the Rotunda,
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive on February 15 and 16. Daytime
events include a forum for high school and college students to discover the art
of writing, and the role writers play in community building. During the
evenings of the 15th and 16th, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, authors will read excerpts
from their works about the black Canadian and Caribbean experience.