The U of T community will be hosting many events throughout 2017. Details will be released over the next few months and during the Sesquicentennial year. Check back to find out how you can get participate as we mark Canada’s 150th birthday.

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Afro-Canadian Gala : A celebration and interpretation of 150 years of Canada’s black history

March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

As we approach Canada’s 150th birthday, Black History in a Canadian context will be illuminated through a University of Toronto lens. A gala will be thrown to showcase the Afro-canadian history and experience through poetry, art and music. A poetry rewrite of the Constitution of Canada from an Africadian (African-Nova Scotian) interpretation of the Charter of Rights and Freedom will be written and recited by the 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Elliot Clarke. In addition, artwork and poetry will be presented by  Afro-Futurist, Komi Olaf, on themes and concerns of the African diaspora through a techno-culture and science fiction lens.

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March 24, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Malia Omale


Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3 Canada
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