“Community, Roots & Culture” Symposium ~ HBHAS
Excited to share!!! Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Time: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
"Actor, Playwright, Dancer, Choreographer, Singer, and Mentor; recipient of the 2014 and 2000 Mayor’s Awards for "Artist of the Year" and "Outstanding Performing Artist” of Windsor Ontario respectively, Bachelors of Fine Art in dance with teaching certification from the University of Michigan and former choreographer and teaching assistant to Judith Jamison of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
Presenting: Things My Fore Sisters Saw – a one-woman play, where you will meet four women of African Descent who affected change in Canada: Marie-Joseph Angelique, a slave who was said to have burned down “half” of Montreal from whom we have the first slave narrative in North America; Rose Fortune, the first “policewoman” in North America who helped “freedom seekers” settle in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia; Mary-Ann Shadd, the first North American woman to publish and edit a newspaper, amongst other things; and Viola Desmond who refused to give up a seat to segregation well before the celebrated Rosa Parks and who was recently named as the new face of the Canadian $10 bill. Experience the theatre production of how each of these women affected change in the Canada of their time and ours.”
Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd. Burlington, ON
Tickets: Early Bird: $25
At Door w/Reservation: $30
The Speakers’ Symposium will include historical, genealogical, and cultural speakers, authors, music and spoken word plus a marketplace of historical book suppliers and community/cultural vendors.