New Exhibit on Neglected Black Voices Coming to Mississauga
Published March 11, 2017 at 6:43 am
Ever since the deeply troubling death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in 2012, the Black Lives Matter movement — a response to his violent death at the hands of excitable neighbourhood watch coordinator, George Zimmerman — has picked up tremendous momentum and invaded the American and international political consciousness.
Now, in the time of Donald Trump and heated debates over black rights and representation in the community, it’s crucially important for individuals and organizations to facilitate open and challenging conversations about the lived black experience in the suburbs.
People interested in continuing the conversation should be happy to know that Black Sauga Voices, an exhibition that shares the stories of the city that have not been included in the story of Mississauga, is kicking off today.
The exhibit features workshops presented by acclaimed Malton-raised artist Quentin VerCetty in the Celebration Square glass pavilion. People interested in exploring the black experience through art can visit the pavilion between noon and 4:00 p.m. today.
On Tuesday, March 14, there will be an opening reception and panel discussion, moderated by Suelyn Knight, at the glass pavilion in Celebration Square.
According to the city, the March 14 event will feature a panel speaker series with experienced lecturers, community members, and artists who will share their perspectives and personal stories on their lived experience.
This event is sponsored by Myseum of Toronto,
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