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February 2020

Motown Tribute

February 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Royal City Church, 50 Quebec Street
Guelph, guelph N1H 2T4 Canada
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The Guelph Black Heritage Society celebrates Black history month with a Motown Tribute. About this Event Motown Records is an American record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960. Its name, a portmanteau of motor and town, has become a nickname for Detroit, where the label was originally headquartered. As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown made its…

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Isoji Revival – Dinner

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
#4-935 Frederick St, #4-935 Frederick St
Kitchener, Ontatio N2B1V5 Canada
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$80

Dinner will be getting served on February 5th by Nyam Kitchen in collaboration with counterpoint brewing. $85 for 8 courses with 4 beer pairings. Contact: comenyam@gmail.com

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Mandela: Struggle for Freedom exhibit

February 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ken Seiling Museum, 10 Huron Rd
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7 Canada
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The exhibition for everyone who refuses to see the world in black and white. Mandela: Struggle for Freedom is a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media, and objects used to explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. Among its many dramatic visual features and original artifacts, the exhibition replicates Mandela’s eight-foot by seven-foot prison cell. When entered, the cell becomes a digital theatre whose walls tell a…

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Ubuntu Health Fair

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Kitchener City Hall
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Bridging Black: A Social Mixer

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On February 12th at 6:00 pm, the University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression is hosting its second annual social mixer; Bridging Black.

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Bring on the Sunshine

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kitchener City Hall

We are proud to announce that we are back for yet another Bring in the Sunshine Family day Festival, celebrating Africa, Culture, community and family during Black History Month & share in the riches of all our African cultures with Canadians of every origin! Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at Kitchener city hall, 200 King St W in Kitchener from 12pm to 5pm Entrance by donation  

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A Talk with Author, Grace Ibrahima – All Will Be Well

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ken Seiling Museum, 10 Huron Rd
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 2R7 Canada
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Grace Ibrahima grew up in Trinidad, with very little formal education. As a young woman, she applied and was accepted to a nursing program in England. She graduated from both nursing and midwifery school. While there, she met and married a man who would help her to change the course of her life. They later immigrated to Canada with their two sons, and she continued her nursing career. Years after arriving in Canada, she enrolled at McMaster University in the…

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Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
67 Erb Street West Waterloo ON, 67 Erb Street W
Waterloo, Ontario N2L6C2 Canada
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Cinema Series he first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, the award-winning film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. Bringing to light the hidden and unknown photos shot by both professional and vernacular African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives…

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