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"Black liberation to me means that we will all be treated as equals, and not having racism anymore.” – Jaaziah, 13

The Journey to Black Liberation Symposium returns to Harbourfront Centre for its second edition! This year, the focus is to have a series of conversation between various Black communities around the world engaging in discussions that are affecting us on a micro as well as macro level. The goal is not to just bear witness to the oppression and injustice, but it is to create a series cross borders network of Black activists, academics and other stakeholders looking at sharing ideas, strategizing, educating each other and community building in efforts achieve Black liberation globally. The goal is touch lives, enrich lives and also change lives in the process.

For the 2019 edition, the conversations will be around the themes of Love, Honesty and Healing in Black Communities in the 21st century.

Co-curated by Brandon Hay (Black Daddies Club/Toronto), Twysted Miyake Mugler (Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance/Toronto), Michael Roberson Maasai Maison-Margiela (NYC).

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Journey to Black Liberation Symposium

PRICE

FREE
Advance registration recommended

Registration opens January 11, 2019

TIMES / VENUES

SYMPOSIUM EVENTS

Ballroom Has Something to Say

Friday, February 1
8:00pm–10:00pm
Brigantine Room

For the Love of Money: A Conversation Around Sex Work and Black Bodies

Friday, February 1
8:00pm–10:00pm
Studio Theatre

What is Blackness? A Conversation Around Race, Politics and Gender in the Black Community

Saturday, February 2
11:00am–12:30pm
Studio Theatre

Voguing Workshop with The Icon Arturo Mugler

Saturday, February 2
12:00pm–4:00pm
Lakeside Terrace

Art & Activism

Saturday, February 2
1:00pm–2:30pm
Brigantine Room

I AM WOMAN - A conversation with Dominique Jackson

Saturday, February 2
2:30pm–4:00pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

What are Black Fathers Teaching Their Sons About Love?

Saturday, February 2
2:30pm–4:00pm
Brigantine Room

Runway Workshop with The Legendary Twiggy Pucci Garçon

Saturday, February 2
4:00pm–6:00pm
Lakeside Terrace

Black People Being Honest: A Conversation Around Monogamy, Polyamory and Black Love

Saturday, February 2
5:30pm–7:00pm
Studio Theatre

Lectures Learning