Throughout the month of February, the City of Brampton will recognize and celebrate Black History Month with a series of City-led and community activities and educational programming.
The City honours the many achievements and contributions of the Black community who, throughout history have done so much to make Brampton the liveable, compassionate and prosperous city it is today.
Community Flag Raising and Proclamation
On February 1, the Pan-African flag will be raised at Brampton City Hall at 11:00 AM, and a formal proclamation will be read at the February 1 Committee of Council Meeting.
Celebrate Black History Month event at City Hall
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
2 to 9 pm
City Hall Atrium and Conservatory, 2 Wellington St W, Brampton, ON
• Support local Black businesses and shop at the Black Makers Market
• Live performances
• Remarks by Mayor Brown; Chief Stacey Laforme; Afro-Indigenous speaker, Myrna Adams; Elder, Marjorie Taylor; and Keynote speaker, Zanana Akande.
• Mayor’s Making Black History Awards
• Brampton’s Present Black History Makers
• Sample authentic Afro-Caribbean food and beverage
This event is generously sponsored by Algoma University and Toronto Pearson.
Click here for full event details.
Race and Education – the Black Experience
Friday, February 10, 2023
6 to 9 pm
The Rose Brampton, 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton, ON
The two-and-a-half-hour event with expert panellists will be a jumping-off point to creating long-lasting, impactful strides toward equity and inclusion within the city, starting with Education. Panelists include:
• Charline Grant, Chief Advocacy Officer, Parents of Black Children
• Phiona Lloyd-Henry, Coordinating Principal, Peel District School Board
• Kathy McDonald, Peel Region School Board Trustee, Wards 3 and 4
• Idris Orughu, Parent Advocate
Black History Month at the Brampton Library
Join the City of Brampton’s Equity Office for a panel discussion on Race and Education – the Black Experience.
Throughout February, the Brampton Library will host a series of events and programs, including:
• February 4: African Drumming
• February 8: Ian Williams in conversation with Jael Richardson
• February 11: An Overview of 400 years of Black History in Canada with Channon Oyeniran
• February 18: Black Artisan Market
Learn more at www.bramptonlibrary.ca.
The Rose Brampton will feature shows all month long in celebration of Black History Month:
• February 5: Blackness as Prophecy: A Pre-Show Spoken Word Workshop for Freedom Cabaret
• February 5: Freedom Cabaret
• February 9: This is Brampton: HYPE Showcase
• February 11: This is Brampton: Stand Up Stitches: Underground Comedy Railroad Tour
• February 18: Jay Martin Comedy Series
• February 23: Flavours & Vibes
Find details and buy tickets at www.therosebrampton.ca.