FEB. 14, 2022
YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS
ENGAGE WITH BLACK CULTURE ON A REGULAR BASIS.
YOGA. HAIRSTYLES. FOOD.
YEESIES -- THESE ARE SHOES. ASK YOUR GRANDKIDS.
& SO MUCH MORE.
YOUR OWN CULTURE TOO.
WE ENGAGE WITH AND LOVE YOUR CULTURE AS WELL.
EVERY TREE HAS ROOTS.
LIKEWISE, SO MUCH OF OUR
COLLECTIVE LIFESTYLE STEMS FROM BLACK CULTURE.
BLACK CULTURE IS BEAUTIFUL.
COME JOIN FOR US AN EVENING OF INCLUSION
& SOME SERIOUS CONVERSATIONS THAT NEED TO BE HAD.
ON FEBRUARY 24TH.
WE'RE BEGINNING WITH QUINTE
BECAUSE WE SEE ALLIES IN HERE.
WE HAVE ROOTS HERE.
YOU LOVE US. WE LOVE YOU.
BLACK CULTURE IS INFLUENTIAL.
WE'RE HERE TO BRING QUALITY BLACK ART & CULTURE
THAT INSPIRES AND PROPELS OUR COMMUNITY FORWARD.
[QUINTE CULTURAL INNOVATION COMMITTEE]
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN CULTURE
WE THINK YOU HAVE
HEARTS OF ALLIES.
WE WANNA WORK WITH
COLLECTIVE VILLAGE CULTURE,
AND EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL COMING TO QUINTE.
TO BE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF OUR
SILVER, GOLD & PLATINUM PACKAGES AVAILABLE.
RESIDENT ARTIST | ABENA BELOVED GREEN
ABENA FOUNDED THE QUINTE BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION IN 2018.
She noticed a need. She designed the solution.
The first annual QUINTE Black History celebration was hosted at Belleville Library.
"We came together with Quinte Allies and enjoyed Art forms, meaningful conversations, food and lasting connections.
GUEST ARTIST | CHAD HOPSON
HOSPITALITY IS OUR SPECIALTY
My name is Chad Hopson,
a multidisciplinary artist focusing on mental health
& the power of creativity.
My brand SoIndifferent
provides graphic design services,
but at its core,
it aims to help
their own creative potential.
I'LL BE AN
AT THE THE 2022 QUINTE BHC
I'll be introducing you to my recent self-publication,
the Fear Theory.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ontario first proclaimed February as Black History Month in 1993 to mark the 200th anniversary of a law banning the importation of slaves in Upper Canada?
An article in the Ontario Newsroom dated February 16, 2016 reads, "Ontario passed legislation today to formally recognize February as Black History Month on an annual basis.
The legislation -- which received support from all parties -- gives Black History Month official status in law, ensuring that the uniqueness, vitality and continuing contributions of the Black community in Ontario will be celebrated for generations to come.
Honouring the province's heritage and diverse communities is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan." - ONTARIO NEWSROOM [https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/35892/ontario-passes-legislation-making-february-black-history-month]
WHY WE FORMED
& THE VALUE WE BRING TO THE REGION
active links coming soon
FOR THE EVENING
- active links to program coming soon -
BOX OFFICE OPENS ON FEBRUARY 14TH.
Check back soon. Seats are limited. General Admission begins at $21.
QCIC Members $14. QCIC Youth & Seniors $10.
Free BIPOC entry.
Affluent guests will have the opportunity to exercise privilege and PWYV (pay what you value) following the experience.
WE SAY NO TO
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HERE'S WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE
In the United States, a 2020 project baby named, "My Black Receipt" launched in June and gained traction very quickly.
"This movement holds consumers accountable while publicly demonstrating support for Black-owned businesses. When you support a Black business owner, you support Black jobs, causes and wealth building. You also help circulate the Black dollar and help combat zero-dollar net worth for Black people." - myblackreceipt.com | Kezia M. Williams, CEO, The Black upStart @theblackupstart
GOAL = 10MM
CAN YOU GUESS?
#MYBLACKRECEIPT IS VETTED AND VERIFIED BY THE BLACK ENTERPRISE, HUFFINTON POST, FORBES, CNN + MORE.
SIMILARLY, CANADA'S "BACK UP THE BLACK SQUARE" ALSO SEEKS TO HOLD CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE FOR AUDITING, UPDATING AND UPHOLDING THEIR CORPORATE DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HUMANS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE LIVING IN MELANATED SKIN.
WRITING QUINTE BIPOC FUTURE HISTORY
GUEST ARTIST | EMILIE JABOUIN
WE LOVE TO HOST.
she loves this region.
So much so that she plans to invest here when she completes her dissertation for her PhD.
I co-created a solo performance about Black North American history and the efforts of Mary Ann Shadd Cary,a nineteenth-century anti-slavery activist, teacher, intellectual who published the Provincial Freeman (1854-1857) in present-day Ontario. - Emilie Jabouin
During the Cultural Pluralism in the Arts conference 2020, I shared ideas on how to locate Black people in Canada’s historical art scene in the archives. - Emilie Jabouin
GUEST ARTIST | EMMANUEL JAL
FUTURE QUINTE BLACK ART HISTORY
TO BE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF OUR PLATINUM
Emmanuel Jal is a recognized Peace Activist.
He's sat down with Nelson Mandela, 14th Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton & many more global leaders... Acted alongside Reese Witherspoon and has Alicia Keys featured on one of his music videos.
Child soldier is an old chapter in his identity. In present day, he invests every waking minute to foster change.
Wearing many hats, Emmanuel Jal is the author of War Child and founder of many projects including GUA Africa, My Life Is Art & more...
But the best part? He could be midst concert or sitting down with leaders around the globe, if you're family, he gets back to you.
We look forward to hearing from Quinte venues and other sponsors with the capacity to host Emmanuel in this region in 2023.