February is Black History Month and the Ottawa Public Library has set out a months-long schedule of events:
In Living Colour: Showing the Creative ACB Experience in Ottawa
Artwork created by African, Caribbean and Black artists from all around Ottawa. This exhibition will be held starting today until Friday, March 3 at Jean Pigott Hall inside City Hall. Free.
Author Conversation with Leslie Roach
Ottawa-based author and poet Leslie Roach will be speaking in-person at the Sunnyside branch to talk about her past experiences with racism and how she broke through in the literary world. You can join her on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 pm.
Arts can Teach – Poetry workshops with Ariel Clarke
Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 can join educator, writer and artist Ariel Clarke for a four-week virtual poetry workshops. With a focus on Maya Angelou and Amanda Gorman, participants can examine and explore Black Poets and their work to make powerful statements. The first session begins on Tuesday, February 7 at 6 pm.
Retracing history with Dr. Amadou B
Join historian, political scientist, researcher and writer Dr. Amadou Ba for a virtual talk on some of the history and contributions of the Black community in Canada. The event will be held in English on Monday, February 13 at 6 pm, and in French on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 pm.
What Would Ms. Hina Do? Themes and lessons from the novel Scarborough. Allyship, community, in the context of Black History Month.
The Ottawa Public Library, in partnership with the National Arts Centre, will showcase award-winning author and screenwriter Catherine Hernandez who will be presenting her speech "What would Ms Hina Do?" The performance explores the themes of community and allyship in the context of Black History Month. This event will be held in-person at the National Arts Centre on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm.
For details and registration, click here.
– Martha and Darren
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