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*