Black History Month Toronto’s Event 2018

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Don’t miss any Black History Month Events (BHM) in Toronto! Check out this list.

Week 1

February 4-10

FEB 12

GDPP Presents: Decolonizing Education

by The Gender, Diversity, and Public Policy Initiative (GDPP)


GDPP is hosting its second roundtable discussion on the issue of inclusion in academia–where we are now, where we need to go, and what policymakers can do to help.

FEB 09

12th Annual GMAAN Black History Month Celebration


$75 – $150


Black History Month 2018 | Public Lecture: From Old to New African Diaspora…

by Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs, Institute of African Studies



FEB 07

Holisticsupernatural Pop-Up Vegan Cafe: Dinner and Learn Series

by A’Keema Austin

$15 – $40

In honor of Black history and heart health month, Holisticsupernatural will be hosting Wellness Wednesday’s at the South side Innovation center.


FEB 05

Forgotten Roots

by The Noor Gardens Team


Amir Muhammad, Director of America’s Islamic heritage Museum, will speak to the diversity of experiences within the Black and Muslim communities and will directly challenge the present day narrative that Islam is foreign to North America by presenting historical evidence.



Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery: Zelma George

by ideastream


This February, four inspiring lectures will showcase the lives of prominent African-Americans buried at Lake View Cemetery. These programs will engage high school students and the community while developing their appreciation for the African-American experience.



BROADWAY NOIR An Homage to Black Broadway Musicals

by Saint Ignatius High School

$7 – $15

Saint Ignatius celebrates Black History Month, with this cabaret-style revue featuring an ensemble cast performing music from popular Black Broadway musicals



Raising our Voices – Sharing Black Canadian Stories

by Historica Canada


In celebration of Black History Month, Historica Canada is hosting an evening of cocktails, canapés and storytelling.


FEB 04 : BLACK HISTORY MONTH by Richmond Hill Public Library.

Free Attendance

The story of three female African-American mathematicians, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest NASA operations in history.


FEB 09:OWV: OPEN MIC NIGHT — Black History Month. by Our Women’s Voices


This OPEN MIC is celebrating Black History Month, all things that is black excellence and magic.

Friday, 9 February 2018

24 Hrs of Blackness

OCAD U BLXCK Association

Come See Black Livelihood in Action! On February 9th, 2018, the OCADU BSA kick off Black History month with an interactive installation as we present the public with a window into Black livelihood in the Canadian Landscape.


FEB 10: Pride in Black History Month. by Peel HIV/AIDS Network.

Free Attendance

Pride in Black History Month is an arts-based workshop for LGBTQ+ members of African, Caribbean & Black (ACB) communities to network and celebrate ACB cultures and intersectional identities.



FEB 03, FEB 10, FEB 17, FEB 24

Black History Month Celebration

by Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church


Fellowship and celebrate at the Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church.




Ubuntu Community Health Fair

by ACCKWA, African Canadian Association Of Waterloo Region and Area


Join local community discussions on the impacts of anti-Black racism in policing, health care, and education. Meet community organizers focused on creating a safer, healthier future for our African,



February 11-17

FEB 11: Black History Month Movie: Hidden Figures. by Ajax Public Library


Join the Congress of Black Women of Canada – Ajax/Pickering Chapter and Oshawa/Whitby Chapter to launch Black History Month at the Library.



Gift of Jazz: From Africa to New Orleans to The True North Strong and Free

by Odyssey Showcase

$25 – $40

Deborah Davis and Segue to Jazz will be joined once again by Stefan Keyes (Ottawa anchor CTV News /weekend), Jazz great Michael C. Hanna, Jamaal Jackson Rogers, (Ottawa English Poet Laureate) and former world tap dancing champion, the dynamic Darin Kyle for their annual tribute to Black History Month.


FEB 15

Beau’s Black History Month – The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble / Chicago




FEB: 16: Black History Month: Race in the War on Drugs. by Peel HIV/AIDS Network and the Peel Harm Reduction Committee


Join the Peel HIV/AIDS Network and the Peel Harm Reduction Committee, with special guest speaker Leslie Taylor-Ramsay, as we discuss the ways in which racism has come to shape Canadian drug laws, both historically and in a present-day context.


FEB 17: TRIBE – BLACK HISTORY MONTH EDITION. by Perle Noire Entertainment

$10 – $15

Perle Noire Entertainment is an entertainment company dedicated to promote to the African and Caribbean culture in Toronto through social and cultural events.

FEB 17: Black History Month: Crossroads play. by Potters House Christian Fellowship


Crossroads is an orginal African Drama play produced by The Potters House in celebration of Black History month.–toronto/black-history-month/?crt=regular&page=1&sort=best


FEB 17: Celebrating the Success of Our Black Families in YR Black History Event. by York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities



The York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communitiescordially invites you to join us for a special Black History Month event where along with our allies and supporters, we as an African Canadian community will be “Celebrating our Success .. A foundation for the Future”


FEB17: “Black Trauma”. by Essence of MIND


Essence of Mind Outreach Program in recognition of Black History Month



BLACK HISTORY MONTH LECTURE: Black Bottom & Paradise Valley

by Black Scroll Network History & Tours


Please join historian, educator and Tour Leader of Black Scroll Network History & Tours, Jamon Jordan, at the Elmwood Public Library, as he discusses the origins of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley, and their connectionto the Underground Railroad, Housing Segregation, and the federal, state and local policies that helped to create the area, and led to their destruction,



WomanUp ‘Black Herstory’

by Sonya Blakeley


Special series for Black History Month.

‘BLACK HERstory”

Come hear the stories behind history. Representing some of the world’s most iconic women!


FEB 17

A Tribute To The Legends Of Reggae 2018 | Toronto Show

by Jones & Jones Productions Ltd


TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF REGGAE, presented by TD, is a musical ‘Rockumentary’ that salutes the lives and music of the legendary Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Marcia Griffiths and Jacob Miller.



UTMSU Presents:BHM PUB w Special Guests: Smoke Dawg & Puffy L’z

by The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union





FEB 17

Experience Ghana

by Marketers Without Borders

CA$0 – CA$10

Celebrate Black History Month by taking part in the Experience Ghana photography, textile art and fashion exhibition.



Febraury 18-24

FEB 18. Looking Back into the Future Black History Month Conference. by Channon Oyeniran


“Celebrate our Living Legends”!!! Recgonizing and honouring those who have come before, have accomplished so much and are still giving back to the community!!!!


FEB 21

Celebrating our Past, Taking Action for Our Future

by CBTU, OFL and CLC


Celebrate our rich history of our struggle for freedom and join a discussion on the current struggles facing our community with the objective of developing strategies to makes our voices heard through political action.


FEB 24: Rest Tabernacle’s Black History Month Celebration. by S.O.S. Youth Commitee


This event will consist of a variety of talented youth, spoken word artists, singers, musical renditions as well as a play .


FEB 24: Black HERstory Month. by J Nadia Headley


Black HERstory Month is a celebration of the contributions of women to the promotion of equality for persons of African Descent in North America as well as the accomplishments of women of African Descent around the world and throughout history.


FEB 25: EBONY EXPRESSIONS: Black History Month Celebration ft. Art, Fashion & Music. by #EBEX2018


EBONY EXPRESSIONS presented by #EBEX2018, is a FREEBlack History Month celebration showcasing the Arts, Fashion, Music & Food.


FEB25 : Umar Johnson Live in Toronto 2018 (Black History Month). by G.A.C.N.


The Global Afrikan Communities Network is honored to announce the return of the Prince of Pan-Afrikanism, Dr. Umar Johnson!


FEB 24


by Artxperiential

$105 – $250

Toronto’s third Black Diamond Ball will be held at the luxurious Fairmont Royal York hotel and will be filled with entertainers, business leaders and community members for a night of unforgettable music, dance and food by today’s hottest local and international talents.


FEB 19

Documentary & Discussion: Speakers for the Dead

by Markham Public Library


In the 1980s, descendants of the original settlers, Black and White, came together to restore the cemetery, but there were hidden truths no one wanted to discuss. Deep racial wounds were opened. Scenes of the cemetery excavation, interviews with residents and re-enactments—including one of a baseball game where a broken headstone is used for home plate—add to the film’s emotional intensity.



Kay Livingstone Celebration Gala Dinner and Dance

by Congress of Black Women of Canada, Ontario Region


Join us in celebrating the life and achievements of humanitarian, activist and founder of the Congress of Black Women of Canada, Kathleen (Kay) Livingstone.


FEB 24

Kutamba! COBA Fundraising Gala 2018

by Collective of Black Artists (COBA)

$20 – $100

celebration of Black History Month by supporting COBA’s 2nd annual Fundraising Gala.



Bring on the Sunshine African Festival

by Bring on the Sunshine




February 25- 28

FEB 27: Queering Black History Month 2018. by Racialised Students` Collective


Ryerson Students’ Union and other community partners.


FEB 28. Move to the Music – a Black History Month Presentation. by Powerfilled Youth TO


explore the influences of people of colour throughout the world and the importance and value of diversity and compassion in today’s society.



2018 John Campbell Cabaret Concert and Brunch

by Canadian Caribbean Asssociation of Halton (CCAH)


Black History and the great music that has helped inspire and uplift a people with Adult Contemporary Vocal Artist and Pianist John Campbell.


FEB 20

Black Employee Network Launch- Celebrating Black History Month

by BEN Commitee – Ali Moser


Networking event partnering with Community Partners and TD Executive leaders

FEB 24

2018 Black History Month Program

by Caribbean Community Service Center (CCSC)


Come join in a discussion that compares the perceptions of Caribbean, African and African Americans in the workplace



Black History Month Celebration

by Sudbury Afro-Heritage Association

CA$25 – CA$40



Black History Month Documentary Screening

by Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa / Ottawa Public Library


Enjoy two short documentaries: Simply the Best, the story of Ottawa union activist and senior civil servant Cal Best; and Welcome to Dresden: Jim Crow Lived Here Too, documenting civil rights struggles in small-town Ontario.


39th Annual State of the Race Black History Month Celebration



Join us for a moving spoken word performance by poet Berhenda Williams and the B Intentional Poets.

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