“Black Panther”, Celebrating Blackness in the African Diaspora in Canada

February 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Toronto Public Library
190 Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON M5V 0E6
Rowena Linton

African Topographic map | 2018-02

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*Attendees have a chance to win two free movie tickets to see the film, Black Panther

The African diaspora describes communities throughout the world that resulted from the movement of people from Africa. In Canada, the African diaspora is one of the largest ethnic groupings, vastly diverse, but remains connected at multiple intersections including, cultural backgrounds, nationalities, languages, religions, class, skin tones, etc. Much mainstream literature, visual media, including film, paintings and photography, educational resources, etc. fail to include the rich culture, accomplishments and contributions of African/Black people. Using the highly anticipated film, Black Panther, this Conversation seeks to unravel and highlight the peculiar characteristics of continental Africans, to discuss cultural representations of Africa, Blackness, Black people as well as tensions in the Black diaspora communities.

Moderator: Sylvia Bawa, Assistant Professor, Sociology