Brampton Celebrates Black History Month

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
City Hall

Every February, Brampton residents are invited ​to City Hall, to highlight and acknowledge the numerous contributions of the Canadian Black community has given to create the landscape of Canadian Society, national recognition occurred on December 14, 1995, when the motion presented by the honourable Jean Augustine and unanimously approved to recognize February as Black History Month.

The Black History Month 2023 theme "Black Resistance” explores how the global Black community including Black Canadians have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism, segregationist programs, enslavement, and police related violence.

Join Mayor Brown and Members of Council at Brampton City Hall on February 1 as the City honours Black trailblazers with live performances, speakers and a vendor market​!

  • Visit the Black Makers Market in City Hall from 2:00 PM where you can shop and support local Black businesses.
  • Celebrate Black Trailblazers starting at 6:00 PM, featuring awards presentations, speakers and performances.
  • ​Reception starting at 8:00 PM where you can sample authentic Afro-Caribbean cuisine. 


6:00 PM Start
  • ​Welcome Remarks by Emcee Morris
  • Playing of The Black National Anthem: Lift Every Voice & Sing
  • Mayor Remarks and Land Acknowledgement 
  • Chief Stacey Laforme Address
  • Afro-Indigenous Address: Myrna Adams
  • Mayor's Making Black History Award Presentation
  • Elder Marjorie Taylor Address
  • Brampton Presents: Black History Makers- Recognizing our Black Elder Trailblazers
  • Performance by Liberty Silver
  • Black Youth Empowerment Advocates of Peel: Anassa Morris + Natrell Green
  • Spoken Word Performance: Dwyane Morgan
  • Drumming Performance: Adinkrafarm
  • Keynote: Zanana Akande
  • Closing Remarks by Emcee Morris 
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Reception

*Times are subject to change*


Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum

The Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum is a social innovation organization that works to promote innovative thinking in young people by highlighting the achievements of innovators from diverse backgrounds. We work with the philosophy that every child deserves to see themselves in the people they look up to.

Black Makers Market

​Visit the Black Makers Market in City Hall where you can shop and support local Black businesses.


Additional Information

Photo & Video Disclaimer
Construction Notice
Black Youth Empowerment Advocates of Peel
Canadian Multicultural Inventors Museum
Race and Education- The Black Experience
Black History Month at the Brampton Library
Performance Series
PAMA Talks (And Skates) With Mikyla Grant-Mentis

Black History Month is Proudly Sponsored by


Festival and Events Office
2 Wellington St W, Brampton​