Thursday, 13 of December of 2018

Reclaiming space

This weekend I will be participating in two events:

1. On Saturday May 25, Miss Canadiana and Master of the Revels Christopher Pinheiro will be officiating at the launch of the annual Rock Paper Sistahz festival, which opens with an art exhibition curated by BCurrent’s artist in residence, Charmaine Lurch. This year’s theme is dating and you are invited to get up close and personal with an artist.
artists: Ann Marie Bourgeois, Sandra Brewster, Amira Al Amary, Suzanne Metz, Shirley Mpagi and Apanaki Temitayo

when:
Saturday May 25 at 6:30 pm

where:
b current studio at Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON

Admission: PWYC ($5 min) Buy tickets here
For more info: 416.533.1500 or info@bcurrent.ca

2. On Sunday May 26 I will be speaking at a groundbreaking event at Brock University entitled, Where are you from? Reclaiming the Black presence in Canada. I will be surrounded by luminaries such as the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean and venerable scholars including Afua Cooper, Barrington Walker and George Elliott Clarke. It is the inaugural conference of the Black Canadian Studies Association. We will be sharing research, ideas and insights into the Black experience in Canada. My presentation probes the question that is central to this year’s conference theme: why is Blackness is still framed as new and foreign in Canada even though Black people have been here for over 400 years? I will be presenting my work on creating walks that sonify Black geographies and intervene in the erasure of Blackness from the Canadian landscape. Hope to see you there.

Get your tickets here and come  join us!

when:

The conference runs from Friday, 24 May 2013 at 5:00 PM – Sunday, 26 May 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
My presentation is entitled “Black Sonic Geographies” and will take place on Sunday May 26 at 9am
in Welch Hall 204

where:

Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Canada


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