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Celebrating Black History Month

Through dialogue and artistic expression, Kuumba 2018 addresses the international struggle for Black liberation today.

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Trey Anthony presents A Black Girl in Love with Herself

8:00pm

Theatre

The visionary and hilarious Trey Anthony returns to Toronto for an intimate and uplifting night of honest girl talk.

IFOA Celebrates Black History Month

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Literary Arts

As part of Kuumba 2018, the IFOA is proud to host a thought-provoking discussion with authors Simone Dalton, Rinaldo Walcott and Whitney French, who will talk about writing and authorship, opportunities and impediments to success in the book industry. David Bradford hosts.

I Am For You Can Enjoy

6:30pm –11:00pm

Visual Arts

Through photography and video, Khalil West and Ajamu explore race, visibility, (gay) respectability politics, sexual agency, commodity, pleasure and liberation, by documenting through portraiture a counter-narrative to traditional products of erotic labour and conceptions of queer Black men and sex workers.

Opening Reception - Journey to Black Liberation Symposium

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Join us for the opening of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium, and photography exhibit, I Am For You Can Enjoy. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Cancelled – The Trans Sounds of Black Liberation with Michael Roberson Maasai Milan

8:00pm

Learning

Music

**CANCELLED** Michael Roberson Maasai Milan explores the history of the house ballroom community and its use of the art of performance to situate its history in mobilizing as a resistance to oppression. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

I Am For You Can Enjoy

12:00pm –11:00pm

Visual Arts

Through photography and video, Khalil West and Ajamu explore race, visibility, (gay) respectability politics, sexual agency, commodity, pleasure and liberation, by documenting through portraiture a counter-narrative to traditional products of erotic labour and conceptions of queer Black men and sex workers.

Self Care, Self Love

12:00pm – 6:00pm

A contemplative, calm space for attendees of the symposium who need to decompress if they have been triggered by any of the discussions, and for people who would like to be “in their bodies” instead of being “in their heads”. Free massages will be offered by Ki Alleyne.

Womanism, Black Feminism and The Politics of Love: A conversation around liberation for Black women

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Learning

A cross-border conversation around Black Womanism and Self Love, featuring different Black women's perspectives as they speak about their experiences moving through this world in their bodies. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

Voguing Workshop with Pony Zion

3:00pm

Dance

Learn the basic elements of Vogue and work through movements with leading vogue choreographer Pony Zion!

Am I not a Black Man? Black masculinity, male sexuality and respectability politics

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Learning

A trans-national dialogue exploring Black masculinities across borders, examining topics ranging from respectability politics and self-love to heteronormativity and homophobia and how they relate to liberation for Black men. Part of the Journey to Black Liberation Symposium.

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