North is Freedom
February 16 – June 30, 2019
This photographic essay from Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc celebrates the Canadian descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in the years before the American Civil War.
Their stories are both personal and historical. These Canadians are attuned to their histories and proud of their ancestors' courage.
"This project shows we are all one family...I am as much black as I am white. I am of African slaves as I am of Irish immigrants. I am multiracial and we are all cousins." Carl Stevenson, fifth generation descendant of John H. Meads of Baltimore.
Talk with Karolyn Smardz Frost
Saturday, February 16, 2019
2 pm – 3:30 pm
Karolyn Smardz Frost, educator, archaeologist, and author of prize winning books, Steal Away Home and I've Got a Home in Glory Land, joins us for an afternoon of conversation.
She will discuss her research, process and books. Karolyn will also be available for a book signing after her talk. Her books can be purchased in the PAMA store. Included with the cost of admission, members are free.
Winter Exhibitions Reception
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1:30 pm – 4 pm
Join us for an afternoon in celebration of art and Black history with featured speakers, a special performance and light refreshments.
18th Annual Black History Month Concert
Saturday February 16, 2019
5 pm – 9 pm
Celebrating Cultural Diversity
Sunday February 24, 2019
10 am – 7 pm
1133 Queen St E.
The Hymns to Freedom Project
February 2, 2019 – 8 pm
A musical journey inspired by the iconic words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Hymns to Freedom Project features classic hymns and spirituals arranged and conducted by Corey Butler, performed by a live symphony orchestra with special guest, Jackie Richardson.
A Tribute to the Legends of Reggae: Into the Dancehall
February 16, 2019 – 8 pm
A ‘Rockumentary’ that salutes the lives and music of the legendary Lt. Stitchie, Pinchers, Tiger and Garnett Silk. JUNO-award winner Exco Levi will pay tribute to Garnett Silk, while the rest of the legends will be live on the Mainstage.
Travis Knights & Jazz United, Sessions at Studio II
February 19, 2019 – 8 pm
Curated by B-Jazzed, Travis Knights & Jazz United will guide you through the history of jazz through music and tap dance!
February 22, 2019 – 8 pm
One of the best-selling jazz artists ever to emerge from Canada, Holly Cole will be performing songs from her first studio album in five years.
In This Skin
February 21, 2019 – 8 pm
Curated by Brampton’s Very Own, In This Skin celebrates black excellence through arts and culture as part of Black History Month. Hosted by Jemane Kent & Lola Waheed, featuring Tracey Kayy, Keziaa, Prempz and his crew. and Adubea.
February 25, 2019 – 7 pm
#1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas will discuss her new novel, On the Come Up, a story of fighting for your dreams, and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free. Book signing to follow the event.