January 29, 2023 Admin

Black Perseverance & Resilience - A Celebration of Black History Month

Museum of Dufferin Pan African Flag Raising: Wednesday February 1st, 2023, 11:00AM

Media: RSVP to promotions@dufferinmuseum.com


Museum of Dufferin & Dufferin County Canadian Black Association


Black Perseverance & Resilience - A Celebration of Black History Month

Saturday February 25th, 2023, at 6:00pm

Grace Tipling Hall – 203 Main Street E, Shelburne.


For Immediate Release: January 23rd , 2023 – Dufferin County - The Museum of Dufferin (MoD), along with community leader Alethia O’Hara-Stephenson of the Dufferin County Canadian Black Association (DCCBA), are holding a live in-person event to celebrate Black Perseverance & Resilience, for 2023 Black History Month. Our host for the event is Alex Ihama, the Executive Director of the Canadian Congress on Workplace Diversity.

The Keynote Speaker is Natasha Henry-Dixon. Natasha Henry-Dixon is an assistant professor of African Canadian History at York University. The 2018 Vanier Scholar is researching the enslavement of African people in early Ontario. Natasha is the president of the Ontario Black History Society. Her publications include Emancipation Day: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (June 2010), Talking about Freedom: Celebrating Freedom in Canada (2012), several youth-focused titles, and several entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia on African Canadian history. Through her various professional, academic, and community roles, Natasha’s work is grounded in her commitment to research, collect, preserve, and disseminate the histories Black Canadians.

The musical performance is by the Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop, author and TV Host (Maestro Chef Wes on Bell), Maestro Fresh Wes. Local artist Richie C will also perform. In the early 2000s, Richie released his first Single “Hard to be Away” which became a popular hit on Reggae Radio across Canada, the USA and the UK.

There will be presentations from the Black Chapter of Centre Dufferin District High School and students from Streams Hub.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the Museum of Dufferin (MoD), and the Dufferin County Canadian Black Association (DCCBA) to showcase how our Black community has evolved over the years through perseverance and resilience.

The event will take place on Saturday February 25th with doors opening at 6:00pm. 160 FREE tickets (Max 4 per order) are available on the MoD’s Eventbrite page at: https://bit.ly/3CUEJkt starting January 27th, 2023.

For further information, please contact: Nanci Malek promotions@dufferinmuseum.com

Tel: 519-941-1114 ext.: 4015

or Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson: alethia@dufferincountycba.org

Tel: 647-210-1939

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