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Calgary

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: University of Calgary

  • Description: Textile artist, using a unique tool called a tufting gun. Integrating the gun with punch needle, Simone creates hand-tufted textiles of colorful portraiture celebrating womanhood that is rooted in a rich and vibrant Black history.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: University of Calgary

  • Description: During this event, Dr. Nelson will be uncovering the historical and contemporary forms of Black Art across Canada.

  • Category: Festivals

  • Organizer: Ethnik Festivals

  • Description: The Annual Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture is the premier, all-inclusive flagship festival of our organization that takes part in the celebration of Black History Month during the last week of February each year. Members of the Afro Canadian/ Caribbean communities come together to celebrate diversity, inclusivity shares their vibrant cultural traditions with other communities from across Canada. Our goal is to promote leadership, inform and inspire younger generations to express genuine vers

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: University of Calgary

  • Description: During this event, Dr. Hardy DeJesus will be discussing her article and recent research on “The N-Word in Academia: The Psychology of Employing an Epithet” by uncovering the historical, social, and psychological implications of this term.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: University of Calgary

  • Description: How do you know if the choices you make are helping? Join filmmaker, author and playwright Cheryl Foggo for an online screening of her film John Ware Reclaimed. Cheryl will introduce the film with a brief exploration of how the commitment of a small group of women on the University of Calgary campus played a role in getting the story to the screen. The streaming will be followed by a Question and Answer Period.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Faculty of Arts

  • Description: Please join Dr. Regine King to learn about actions Calgarians can take to address the criminalization of Black Canadians. Understand what culturally relevant mental health services look like and how they can contribute to health equity.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Faculty of Arts

  • Description: Uncovering the value of Black Literature and History in Canada

  • Date: Thursday, 11 February 2021

  • Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Dance

  • Organizer: Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc.

  • Description: UNGANISHA, a Swahili word for “connection,” originated from our desire to invite all to share, learn and connect through the beauty and diversity of African arts and culture. Movement and storytelling merge together as an all-Calgary team of dancers, actors, and choreographers journey through Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Samba, Capoeira, Step, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Caribbean, and Salsa to celebrate their beginnings, their contemporary popularity, and the intermingling of artistic traditions that inspire communities of people to connect across cultures and continents. For further details on the events, please click on the link below for more information www.woezoafrica.com/unganisha Remember to register individually for UNGANISHA 2021 Part 1 and UNGANISHA 2021 Part 2 so that you won’t miss a single moment from the visual spectacle and join us back the following week for the UNGANISHA Script Reading of “MAYBE>>.”

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: ABC Canada

  • Description: Join three of Alberta's black movie makers and two Ministers to discuss arts, media and culture this Black History Month. This event is not to be missed. We hope to see you there.

  • Date: Friday, 19 February 2021

  • Time: 5:00 pm

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Dance

  • Organizer: Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc.

  • Description: UNGANISHA, a Swahili word for “connection,” originated from our desire to invite all to share, learn and connect through the beauty and diversity of African arts and culture. Movement and storytelling merge together as an all-Calgary team of dancers, actors, and choreographers journey through Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Samba, Capoeira, Step, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Caribbean, and Salsa to celebrate their beginnings, their contemporary popularity, and the intermingling of artistic traditions that inspire communities of people to connect across cultures and continents. For further details on the events, please click on the link below for more information www.woezoafrica.com/unganisha Remember to register individually for UNGANISHA 2021 Part 1 and UNGANISHA 2021 Part 2 so that you won’t miss a single moment from the visual spectacle and join us back the following week for the UNGANISHA Script Reading of “MAYBE>>.”

  • Category: Recital

  • Organizer:

  • Description: To round out our Black History Month programming, we will be premiering the UNGANISHA Script Reading of “MAYBE” on February 27th, 2021. Featuring a script written by local Calgarian writer and artist, Misha Maseka, the live virtual performance is an adaptation of the short story “Irreplaceable” written by the winner of our 2020 UNGANISHA Story Writing Competition, Jay Sanni. Calgary professional actor, voice over artist, producer, director and filmmaker, Omatta Udalor, will also be bringing the story to life with his directorial role in the production. For further details on the events, please click on the link below for more information www.woezoafrica.com/unganisha Remember to register individually for UNGANISHA 2021 Part 1 and UNGANISHA 2021 Part 2 so that you won’t miss a single moment from the visual spectacle and join us back the following week for the UNGANISHA Script Reading of “MAYBE>>.”

Edmonton

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Black Graduate Students' Association

  • Description: A one-day interdisciplinary conference organized by the University of Alberta’s Black Graduate Students' Association.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: MacEwan University

  • Description: Senator Bernard will engage us in celebrating, mourning and providing hope in building a more inclusive Canadian society. Senator Bernard’s story, wisdom, knowledge and political engagement around Canadian’s of African descent; her advocacy work for the Black Social Workers’ Association in Canada; her assessment of the impact of COVID-19 for Canadian African Descent communities; and her work connected to confronting anti-Black Racism will be a suitable broad source for sharing, learning and acting for MacEwan University and our Black History Month partners to actively listen, reflect and learn with one another.

  • Category: Recital

  • Organizer: MacEwan University

  • Description: Tracking Black Canada will delve into the histories of some of Canada's forgotten black communities. The presentation will highlight the contributions made by prominent residents in those communities and how their impact is still felt today. It will also illuminate the conditions that led to their systemic demise.

  • Category: Music

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: Edmonton ex-pat Rollie Pemberton (aka Cadence Weapon) and Edmonton-based jazz multi-instrumentalist Brett Miles talk with CKUA’s Vish Khanna about their experiences being Black cultural creators in Alberta, and how that experience compares to other places they’ve lived and worked. We’ll hear a taste of their conversation Friday at 8:45am on Alberta Morning.

  • Date: Friday, 5 February 2021

  • Time: Ongoing - deadline to submit was Jan 25, winners announced Feb 12

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

  • Description: Have you ever wondered how race intersects with ethnicity, gender, class, and citizenship? Hear Dr. Carl E. James address how these intersections shape the ways in which accessible and equitable opportunities in education and employment account for the lived experiences of marginalized and racialized people. He'll address the limits to institutional policies and practices of multiculturalism in addressing racism and discrimination.

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: Nigerian Students' Association, University of Alberta

  • Description: This event will be hosted on Netflix Party and we will be watching Malcolm and Marie. The link to join the party will be communicated at the start of the event via Discord. Here is a link to the NSA Discord channel https://discord.gg/eZMQADg

  • Date: Friday, 5 February 2021

  • Time: 5:00 pm

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Black Medical Students' Association, University of Alberta

  • Description: This event will host informal discussions related to Black experiences. So grab your popcorn, opinions, and friends to be heard in our virtual event!! We ask all participants to come with an open mind as discussions will encompass a mix of light-hearted and serious topics.

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Canadian Association of Graduate Studies

  • Description: In this talk, Eternity Martis will share her own journey as a university student on a predominantly white campus—which she details at length in her memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun: Race, Campus Life, and Growing Up. Debunking the myth of Canada’s racial tolerance and the idea that student life is “breezy”, she leads us through her own experience as a Black young woman on campus and ties it to the devastating history of racism at Canadian universities, the re-emergence of blackface parties, and the rise of the alt-right, white supremacy and hate crimes at schools, both from far-right groups and students. Note: This event is $50 for students. General admission is $250 for members of CAGS and $350 for non-members.

  • Category: Music

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: With their Winter 2021 issue, Alberta's own Melanistic Magazine is celebrating! The brand-new issue hits shelves this week, marking both the 25th anniversary of Black History Month celebrations in Canada AND the first anniversary of this innovative magazine, dedicated to engaging coverage on the Black Urban Lifestyle story in Alberta. The cover story: "To My Young, Black Entrepreneurs 2021". We talk to the magazine's Marketing Manager NiLo, and Creative Director Nigel Williams at 8:45 on Monday's Alberta Morning!

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: MacEwan University

  • Description: The Interdisciplinary Dialogue is an annual campus-wide teaching and learning project that invites students, faculty, staff and the public to explore social justice issues together across the Winter term. This year, the project topic is COVID-19’s Calls to Reimagine Relations. Our first forum will explore how racial inequities have been further amplified by COVID-19.

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Department of Political Science, University of Alberta

  • Description: Black Canada: Multiculturalism and Social Justice, is a lecture on Black people in Canada and the US and their search for and contribution to social justice. It will highlight how sleeping car porters moved Canada towards multiculturalism, their legacy they left us, and how we might approach the quest for freedom. Foster will also discuss his book, They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada, the inspiration behind the forthcoming CBC/BET+ series.

  • Category: Dance

  • Organizer: Black Medical Students' Association / Black Student's Association, University of Alberta

  • Description: This event will be facilitated by prominent community leader, Co-Founder/CEO of La Connexional, and UofA alum Ivan Touko. The tutorial will incorporate African choreography with dance styles influenced by the Caribbean, Latin, and other various Black cultures. The aim is to provide all participants with an interactive event while celebrating black culture through the universal language of dance.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: CKUA's Vish Khanna moderates an ongoing series of conversations with a variety of artists, centred around their experiences as Black creators in Alberta. This week: a discussion between expat musician & soundscape artist Markus Floats and Yolanda Sargeant of Calgary band Sargeant + Comrade. This Friday at 8:45 (MST) on Alberta Morning!

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer:  Black Pharmacy Students' Association, University of Alberta

  • Description: The Pharmacy School 101 event is an informational webinar organized by current black pharmacy students at the University of Alberta. This peer lead event is designed to provide the information you need about the PharmD program at the University of Alberta, share tips that can prepare you for each step of the application process, and address any questions you have.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: February marks Black History Month in Canada. Monday at 8:45am on Alberta Morning Leela Sharon Aheer, Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women talks to Grant Stovel about the significance of Black History Month in the province

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: Plus: Beni Johnson’s organization 10 x 10 (Ten at Ten) Calgary has showcased over 700 artists since its inception in 2011. 10 x 10’s new Black History Month celebration identifies the need to amplify black creators' voices in the community. Beni will share details on his latest project, Tuesday at 5:45pm on Traffic Jams. (This arts feature presented by the Edmonton Community Foundation)

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Department of Sociology, University of Alberta

  • Description: Dr. Afua Cooper's (Dalhousie University) discussion explores the institution of slavery in Canada by delving into the experiences of three enslaved Africans who lived in New France and British North America. Dr. Cooper will use Frantz Fanon's notion of "thingification" as a conceptual frame through which to understand the historical process of enslavement in Canada.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021

  • Time: 5:00 pm

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

  • Description: The Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. As part of Black History Month, the Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer and the Honourable Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General are hosting an on-line screening of the film, John Ware Reclaimed. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/826606951?pwd=YmtoSkdxWHlmZDNYdG11K2F2dHNaUT09 Passcode 161803

  • Category: culinary

  • Organizer: Black Students' Association, Black Medical Students' Association, University of Alberta

  • Description: This event will be led by local chef, Dupe Adedeji, who will instruct participants on how to make Jollof Rice and Jerk Chicken, both African and Caribbean dishes respectively. She will lead a step by step tutorial over Zoom where participants will be able to follow along and interact with each other. We aim to celebrate Black History by exploring the vibrant, diverse, and flavourful dishes of the Black diaspora.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021

  • Time: 5:00 pm

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

  • Description: Join the Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer as she interviews Chevy Thomas. Chevy Thomas created a video called "Sometimes"

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Date: Friday, 19 February 2021

  • Time: 5:00 pm

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: CKUA's Vish Khanna moderates an ongoing series of conversations with a variety of artists, centred around their experiences as Black creators in Alberta. Friday at 8:45am on Alberta Morning, we’ll hear a discussion between expat musician Yves Jarvis and Alberta rapper, Arlo Maverick. Plus, throughout the program, we’ll chat with best-selling Buffy Sainte-Marie biographer Andrea Warner on the eve of Buffy’s 80th birthday!

  • Date: Friday, 19 February 2021

  • Time: 8:45 am

  • Format: Online

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: U of A

  • Description: The Black Men in White Coats documentary raises awareness of the systematic barriers prevening Black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. Content is appropriate for youth and adults and is relevant to those outside of the medical field.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: MacEwan University

  • Description: ‘...Still Not Considered…’ – The historical and present-day challenges of living in Alberta as an African American Albertan descendant is presented by Deborah Dobbins, Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: MacEwan University

  • Description: Many Faces of Me – The story of a Canadian black woman working in higher education is presented by Cathryn Heslep.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: U of A

  • Description: The Black Men in White Coats documentary raises awareness of the systematic barriers prevening Black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large. Content is appropriate for youth and adults and is relevant to those outside of the medical field.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: Playwright, actor and singer Maria Crooks hosts Story Café, a monthly evening of stories and music presented by Storytelling Alberta. This month’s café is titled The Black Experience – Journeys of a People, and features Dr. Bertrand Bickersteth, an educator, author and poet whose debut poetry collection The Response of Weeds explores the experience of early Black settlers in Western Canada. We’ll hear more about the stories and storytellers featured through this event on Tuesday’s Traffic Jams at 5:45pm. (This feature is presented by the Edmonton Community Foundation).

  • Category: Festivals

  • Organizer: Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

  • Description: The Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February. As part of Black History Month, the Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer and the Honourable Kaycee Madu, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General are hosting an on-line Black History Month celebration. Zoom Event: https://zoom.us/j/826606951 Pin # 161803

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Clarisse Bosco & Gallican Buki

  • Description: With Black History Month being here, Clarisse Bosco and Gallican Buki have put together a series called “Living in Black Skin”. In this series, they showcase, video, photos and quotes of young Black people talking about the joys and struggle of being Black. Follow along on their Instagram accounts @clarissebosco @bukivisuals for posts everyday.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: Desmond Cole is the author of the national bestseller The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power. As Calgary’s Wordfest describes it, the book punctures “the bubble of Canadian smugness and naïve assumptions of a post-racial nation.” On February 25th, Cole takes part in Wordfest’s The Way We Make Reparations, a panel discussion featuring fellow writers Koa Beck and Frederick Joseph. All three panellists have penned best-selling books that are essential reads for anyone committed to the work of being anti-racist. We’ll hear Vish Khanna’s conversation with Desmond Cole on Wednesday’s Alberta Morning at 8:45am.

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: MacEwan University

  • Description: On February 25th, MacEwan and NorQuest students will join together and participate in a Black History Month forum that will continue this dialogue to demonstrate the ongoing relevance of anti-black racism matters, and provide tangible recommendations to their institutions that validate student concerns. This conversation will center on the voices of self-identified Black students as speakers, however, all are welcome to attend in the spirit of learning and support.

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Black Medical Students' Association, University of Alberta

  • Description: 5 guest speakers from diverse career backgrounds will discuss the barriers faced in their respective fields, as well as share present and future opportunities for Black students with aligning career goals. Activities include an opening spoken word piece by Poet & Spoken Word Laureate, Timiro Mohamed
, facilitated breakout rooms, theme mapping discussions, and Q&A with the panelists.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Black Graduate Students' Association U of A

  • Description: Program and Registration details to follow/This conference will detail the multifaceted nature of the Black students’ experience in academia by providing a platform for students at all post-secondary levels of study to present academic, community-based, or other work related to the outlined theme.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Africa Centre

  • Description: Melanin Narratives will explore the cultural relevance of storytelling through a night of performances, in which stories are shared and told through different art mediums.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: CKUA

  • Description: In the fourth instalment of his series of conversations with Alberta’s Black cultural creators, CKUA’s Vish Khanna reveals a few unshared stories and perspectives from his discussions with Alberta-based, and expat artists, including Brett Miles, Cadence Weapon, Marcus Floats, Yolanda Sargeant, Yves Jarvis, and Arlo Maverick. Tune in Friday at 8:45am on Alberta Morning for more.

  • Category:

  • Organizer: Edmonton Gospel Music Network

  • Description: Free Virtual Concert

  • Category: Interdisciplinary

  • Organizer: Africa Centre

  • Description: An exhibition emblematic of the times. The Art of Reflection, created by various Black artists within the greater Edmonton region, looks at our understanding of self through careful deliberation.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Africa Centre

  • Description: Join us to talk about Black Mental Health with leading researchers, academics, and practitioners in the Black Community.

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

  • Description: Join the Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer and Minister Kaycee Madu as they have a conversation with China Ogbonna about how commemorating special dates such as Black History Month is a way to inspire anti-racism work.

Fort McMurray

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Literary Arts

  • Organizer: The Rehoboth Alliance and the Afro Canadian Community of Wood Buffalo

  • Description: In recognition of Black History Month students are asked to write essays on their experiences during COVID 19 or Black Canadian scientists or medical professionals that have been influential during COVID-19.

Grande Prairie

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Grande Prairie Intercultural Association & Grande Prairie Public Library (GPPL)

  • Description: Join us to watch Sisters in the Struggle (1991). This documentary features Black women active in politics as well as community, labour, and feminist organizing. They share their insights and personal testimonies on the double legacy of racism and sexism, linking their personal struggles with the ongoing battle to end systemic discrimination and violence against women and people of colour. This session takes place on Zoom. Register at gppl.ca or call 780-357-7455.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Grande Prairie Intercultural Association & Grande Prairie Public Library (GPPL)

  • Description: Join us to watch Sisters in the Struggle (1991). This documentary features Black women active in politics as well as community, labour, and feminist organizing. They share their insights and personal testimonies on the double legacy of racism and sexism, linking their personal struggles with the ongoing battle to end systemic discrimination and violence against women and people of colour. This session takes place on Zoom. Register at gppl.ca or call 780-357-7455.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Grande Prairie Intercultural Association & Grande Prairie Public Library (GPPL)

  • Description: This event features an Elder blessing, guest speakers, and a panel discussion. This event will take place on Zoom. Register at gppl.ca or call 780-357-7455. Featuring: * Solomon Okhifoh * Someh Niengor & Jada Lea * Cecilia Ntombizodwa Mzvondiwa * Paul Rovin * Mariah Braun

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: de Sedulous Women Leaders

  • Description: The event is to celebrate the cultural values and identity of female black-owned businesses in Canada in lieu of the Black History Month. Black-owned businesses particularly female black-owned faces numerous roadblocks in accessing resources, funding and grants to help scale-up business, as such, its difficult for them to be seen, heard and valued relative to the amount of effort they place in their business. The event is targeted at black female owners across Canada - the Future is Now !

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Grande Prairie Intercultural Association & Grande Prairie Public Library (GPPL)

  • Description: This event features an Elder blessing, guest speakers, and a panel discussion. This event will take place on Zoom. Register at gppl.ca or call 780-357-7455. Featuring: * Solomon Okhifoh * Someh Niengor & Jada Lea * Cecilia Ntombizodwa Mzvondiwa * Paul Rovin * Mariah Braun

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: de Sedulous Women Leaders

  • Description: The event is to celebrate the cultural values and identity of female black-owned businesses in Canada in lieu of the Black History Month. Black-owned businesses particularly female black-owned faces numerous roadblocks in accessing resources, funding and grants to help scale-up business, as such, its difficult for them to be seen, heard and valued relative to the amount of effort they place in their business. The event is targeted at black female owners across Canada - the Future is Now !

Lethbridge

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: Southern Alberta Art Gallery

  • Description: In recognition of Black History Month, SAAG Cinema is pleased to present an online screening of WELCOME TO AFRICVILLE and LADIES OF SATURDAY NIGHT. Together we will screen the films over zoom, followed by open conversation and questions with local filmmaker Dana Inkster.

Red Deer

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A youth led digital round table

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A digital panel webinar with five people from across central Alberta sharing their lived experiences,

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: Presentations to participating schools in Central Alberta

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A youth speaking series on different topics that affects their daily lives

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A digital panel webinar on mental health in the black community

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A digital webinar on spirituality in the black community

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A youth speaking series on different topics that affects their daily lives

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: Showcasing musical acts and spoken word from different artists

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Ubuntu Mobilizing Central Alberta

  • Description: A youth speaking series on different topics that affects their daily lives

St. Albert

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: St. Albert Public Library

  • Description: Join St. Albert resident and President of the African & African Descendents Friendship Club, Helen Agbonison for Unarmed Verses (1h 25 min). This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. Then, stick around for a fun post-screening discussion. And don’t worry, your camera and mic won’t be turned on, but we’d love to hear the questions and insights you add to the chat! *We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop to maximize your experience of both viewing the film and interacting with hosts and other users.

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: St. Albert Public Library

  • Description: Join St. Albert resident, published academic author, and member of the African & African Descendents Friendship Club, Marilyn McGreer for The Colour of Beauty. This short, but seering documentary examines racism in the fashion industry. Then, stick around for a fun post-screening discussion. And don’t worry, your camera and mic won’t be turned on, but we’d love to hear the questions and insights you add to the chat! *We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop to maximize your experience of both viewing the film and interacting with hosts and other users.

  • Category: Speaker Series

  • Organizer: Rotary Club of St. Albert

  • Description: Guest Speaker: Helen Agbonison

  • Category: Film

  • Organizer: St. Albert Public Library

  • Description: Join Celine Caruso Dixon, President for the Black Students' Association at the University of Alberta for Show Girls (52 min). This feature documentary celebrates Montreal's swinging Black jazz scene from the 1920s to the 1960s, when the city was wide open. Then, stick around for a fun post screening discussion. And don’t worry, your camera and mic won’t be turned on, but we’d love to hear the questions and insights you add to the chat!  *We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop to maximize your experience of both viewing the film and interacting with hosts and other users.

  • Category: Festivals

  • Organizer: Africans & African Descendants Friendship Club of St Albert

  • Description: Drive thru food pickup by 1pm before the start of the event. Cultural Dances, Storytelling, Poetry, Singing, Drumming, Parade of Ethnic Fashion other fun things

Toronto

DateEvent NameEvents

  • Category: Seminar

  • Organizer: Mentor Canada

  • Description: "Do you see me as I am? Or as you think I am?" Join us for a moderated panel discussion as we amplify the voices of Black youth to better listen and understand their mentoring needs. We want to hear their journey, acknowledge their reality, and learn about gaps and opportunities for mentoring. This is the first of three panels focused on the youth voice. What is the experience of Black youth? Powerful stories like the video below, created by one of our Panelists, Chevy, "Sometimes" ask a powerful question: "Do you see me as I am? Or as you think I am?".