By Mark Chetcuti
With this month being Black History Month the city of Mississauga and other municipalities in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area will be hosting various events in tribute to black history. The theme of the Government of Canada’s Black History Month campaign is Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision.
The United Achievers’ Club and Congress of Black Woman Canada will come together in Brampton to present the 11th annual Black History Month Concert on Saturday, Feb. 18. The event— which celebrates Black history through music, song, dance, steel pan drums, poetry and guest speakers— will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Lester B. Pearson Theatre. This year’s guest speaker is Robert Small, who is the artist and creator of the official Black History Month Legacy poster.
Heritage Mississauga also has a historical review of black history in Mississauga online at: https://www.heritagemississauga.com/page/Black-Settlement-History-in-Historic-Mississauga
There are also other Black History Month art events occurring in Toronto which can be found at: https://nowtoronto.com/culture/the-best-black-history-month-2018-events-in-toronto/