Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was born on Jan. 21, 1922. He practised law for more than 10 years and in 1968 was elected MP of Hamilton West, becoming Canada's first black MP. He held his seat for four terms, but left in 1980 to become chair of Ontario's Worker's Compensation Board.
In 1985, he was named lieutenant-governor of Ontario, the first black man to hold that title. He was also the University of Guelph's longest-serving chancellor from 1991 to 2007. He died in October 2012 at the age of 90.
As of December 3, 2014, Lincoln Alexander Day January 21, Lincoln's birthday, is now recognized officially as Lincoln Alexander Day across Canada, with Royal Assent by the Governor General December 9, 2014. He is the only person of African descent to have been accorded this honour in Canada's history, to date.
429 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1H3
20th Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Gospel Service. Led by Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey, the congregation welcomes, once again, the dynamic Imani Gospel Singers from Montreal, under the direction of Marcia Bailey. Spread the word, and plan to come and celebrate Dr King’s vision of a global beloved community of love, peace, joy and justice. Free admission. All are welcome!
Sunday, January 19, 2020
2 PM – 3:30 PM
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8
Jamaal Jackson Rogers with Carleton Music. This memorable concert will capture the live performance experience of Jamaal Jackson Roger's artistry of Spoken Word along with sonic improvisors from Carleton Music. Kathy Armstrong - percussion; William Echard - guitar and effects; Keith Hartshorn-Walton - bass and tuba; Jamie Holmes - drums; James McGowan - piano and keyboard; Laurel Ralston - trumpet; Ellen Waterman - flute
Jamaal Jackson Rogers is Carleton Music’s 2020 Artist-in-Residence. JustJamaalThePoet is Ottawa's former Poet Laureate, a community leader in youth and arts advocacy, a poet, songwriter, and hip hop artist.
Tickets at door: $25 Regular / $10 Students More info: (613) 520-5770 carleton.ca/music/events/ email: James.McGowan@Carleton.ca
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Ottawa City Hall- 110 Laurier Ave. West
Ujima Job Fair 2020: Promoting opportunity by connecting people to meaningful employment. For more information: 613-567-0600 / Jkonbit@gmail.com www.jakukonbit.com Twitter/Facebook: Jaku Konbit Employers will be present and ready for YOU!
Saturday, January 25, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Room 214, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
2020 Ottawa Black History Month Launch & Opening Ceremony. Focusing on the theme “The United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent: Creating a New Dynamic!", to advance the spirit and intention of the U.N. Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024)., the afternoon’s program will reflect the linguistic and cultural diversity of Ottawa’s Black community. It will include the presentation of the 2020 Black History Month proclamation by Mayor Jim Watson, the official unveiling of the 2020 Canada Post Black History Month stamp, remarks from dignitaries, as well as live performances by local artists. As well, a number of individuals will receive the Black History Ottawa Community Builder Awards. Admission is free but donations to BHO gratefully accepted. Registration mandatory at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2020-ottawa-black-history-month-launch-opening-ceremony-tickets-88169269659
Monday, January 27, 2020
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
FSS 4004, FSS Building, 120 University Private, Ottawa
Ambassadors’ Series. High Commissioner of South Africa: Truth and Reconciliation. Organized jointly by Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), the Ambassadors’ Series, led by Mr. Jeffrey Simpson, will be hosting the High Commissioner of South Africa, Her Excellency Ms. Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo. BIO available on event page: https://www.cips-cepi.ca/event/ambassadors-series-high-commissioner-of-south-africa/
Friday, January 31, 2020
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1
CONCERT: TRP.P. TRP.P (pronounced"trippy") is a Toronto band breaking barriers on the Hip-Hop/R&B scene. Composed of Truss (producer,singer/songwriter) and Phoenix Pagliacci (singer/songwriter), the dynamic duo began their collective artistry in the summer of 2017. In October of the same year, they released their self-titled debut EP. Since then, they have been unstoppable. TRP.P has made their mark in Toronto as a group to know. In 2018, NOW Magazine listed them among the list of Must See acts performing at Toronto Pride. Dubbing themselves “ThePeteRock&C.L.SmoothofR&B”,Truss and Phoenix have an undeniable chemistry that is both relatable and infectious. The two have performed across North America, opening for heavy hitters like Oakland songstress Kehlani and Baltimore soulbird Mumu Fresh. Their new EP,2TRP.P, is set for release in September2019. Tickets · $15 via Ticketmaster