Brampton celebrates Black History Month with markets, events and performances


Published January 31, 2022 at 4:30 pm

The City of Brampton is celebrating the city’s Black community for Black History Month.
From an artisan market, performances and educational info sessions, the month of February will be filled with both in-person and online events across Brampton to honour the contributions and achievements of the city’s Black community.

“Brampton’s cultural diversity is what makes this city so special, and it’s important that we acknowledge our history and community so we can continue to grow and flourish as a city,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a statement.

At noon on Tuesday, the Pan-African Flag will be raised in Ken Whillans Square to signify the start of the month and remain for the entire month of February.

Here are some of the Black History Month events happening across Brampton:
Black Business Artisan Market – Reveiller Afriq
Where: Bramalea City Centre
When: Feb. 8 and 9, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Support local Black-owned businesses, makers and artisans at this two-day in-person market experience, in partnership with Bramalea City Centre. Find the pop-up on the second floor by the Best Buy entrance.

Weekly Performance Series


When: Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Enjoy an entertaining online performance series to celebrate Black History every Tuesday night all month long. Performances will be livestreamed from the Rose Theatre stage.
  • February 1: DJ Versus Battle featuring DJ Allan and DJWHATSNEXT
  • February 8: Live performance curated by Off the Record with Shade Waheed
  • February 15: A performance with Des McKenzie in partnership with ACCIDA
  • February 22: A performance with Travis Knights in partnership with ACCIDA

Weekly Lunch‘n’Learns

When: Wednesdays from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Join MOYO Health & Community Services for a weekly educational session. Topics include:

  • February 2: Introduction to ABR, Intersectionality, Power & Privilege
  • February 9: Supporting Black Women
  • February 16: Supporting Black 2SLGBTQ+ Individuals
  • February 23: Celebrating Black Excellence
Black History Month Experience Box
Returning this year is the popular Experience Box. These limited edition, curated gift boxes feature products and services from local Black-owned businesses. All boxes will include:

Boxes will be delivered to the first 50 people who make a charitable donation of at least $20 to Restoration and Empowerment for Social Transition or (R.E.S.T.), a Black-empowering organization.

Black Artists Live Here Digital Exhibition

Where: Garden Square
When: Until May

Presented by the Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA), Black Artists Live Here is a PIXEL Digital Screen Exhibition on the 24′ LED screen in Garden Square featuring the work of eight local artists, creatives and collectives from February until May 2022.For more information on the Black History Month events,

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