BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2020
Events & Activities Across Simcoe County
Keynote, Panel & Lunch SOLD OUT
Thurs., February 13
11 am - 2 pm
Sandbox Centre, Barrie ON
Diversity and inclusion. Two terms that all businesses need to be thinking about or begin to think about when it comes to moving the dial forward for growth and success. Five Black women professionals shared their contributions to their respective fields and ideas to attract diverse talent to Simcoe County.
Partners: Barrie Chamber, Sandbox Centre, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, & XcelerateHER
Making Change Through Art
January and February
Across Simcoe County
SEE THE ART: Barrie City Hall Rotunda during March to see Ms. Glassford's Grade 2 Art Project. On Tuesday, March 24th at 5p.m., St. Peter's Catholic S.S. dancers will present "Stand Up" their Art Project.
Making Change invited students to participate in a community Art Engagement Project.
The project encouraged students to:
Explore and celebrate the past and present contributions of Black Canadians;
Reflect on how we can overcome racism and discrimination by making change;
Create their expressions of making positive change through art, dance, music, theatre; and, Share their creations in the community.
SOLD OUT!! Live Music and Performers
Sat., February 29
6 - 10 pm
Five Points Theatre, Barrie ON
SOLD OUT!! In Partnership with the City of Barrie, Making Change showcases artists, musicians and poets from across Simcoe County.
Featuring: “Black & Blues” a ‘60s Blues and R & B review with The Feelin’ Good Band; “Sketches of Black Music” narrates the development and evolution of Black music in the United States through live performance and poetry with musicians Gwyn Beaver and Shawn Pitre; singer-songwriter Cassandra Amanyangole, and more. Partners: City of Barrie, Office of the Mayor, & YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Immigrant Services.
PARTNERS, SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
We are grateful for the support of our community partners, sponsors and supporters.