JK Wyllie Room, PSAC, 233 Gilmour St., Ottawa
BOOK LAUNCH: Join author Annahid Dashtgard in conversation with Mojdeh Cox for the Ottawa launch of Dashtgard’s Breaking the Ocean: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Reconciliation. In Breaking the Ocean, Annahid Dashtgard addresses the long-term impacts of immigration and racism and the chance we all have to create our own happily-ever-after. Breaking the Ocean urges us to acknowledge our differences, offering new possibilities for understanding through the revolutionary power of resilience.
Join us for this timely conversation on what it means to belong, what it takes to become whole, and ultimately what is required to create change in ourselves and in society.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
5:30PM to 7:30PM
La Relance, 270, boul des Allumettières, Gatineau (entry by the rear door from the parking lot). Free parking is available with La Relance’s parking and on nearby streets.
African Study Group / Groupe de réflexion sur l'Afrique presents: Panel Discussion | The several crises in Cameroon, their root causes and possible way out, with Chris Roberts of the University of Calgary and Maxime Jong, a political analyst from Douala.
**This event will be in both English and French** PANELISTS: Chris Roberts teaches political science at the University of Calgary, specializing in African politics, security, and development, as well as Canadian foreign policy in Africa. He is also president of African Access Consulting (est. 1995). He was Western Canada-Vice President (2004-2009) of the Canadian Council on Africa. See his article on Cameroon here:
Maxime Jong has degrees in management, strategy, international affairs from UQAM and Université de Montréal. He lives in Douala, where he supports efforts for inclusive dialogue to address the multifaceted crises affecting Cameroon. He was a strategic adviser to candidate Akere Muna during the 2018 presidential election.
Friday, October 4, 2019
6:30pm - 10pm.
251 Bank Street. 2nd Floor.
Ottawa Launch of The Black Gay Men's Network of Ontario. The discussion will engage Black Gay Men to "Imagine Black Gay Futures".Refreshments and food included. Music by Dark and Fruity. Free admission. Sponsored by Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance, ACCHO, MAX and AIDS Committee of Ottawa.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Woodside Hall, Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St
Neo-Griot Spoken Word Poetry Event With Anthony Bansfield, Jamaal Jackson Rogers, & Liz Clarke A.KA. HTBSLE. Presented by Carleton University's Department of English. All Are Welcome!
Jamaal Jackson Rogers is an award-winning poet, arts educator, creative entrepreneur, and performance artist. Liz Clarke, a.k.a HTBSLE (pronounced hitabaseelay), is an award-winning Toronto and Ottawa-based poet and rapper. Anthony Bansfield, aka the nth digri, is an Ottawa-based award-winning spoken word poet who is inspired by the African griot tradition, his Caribbean heritage, and hip-hop culture.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7 PM – 9 PM
The Origin Arts & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2M6
In Our Tongues Reading & Arts Series. In Our Tongues Reading and Art Series will be dedicated specifically to showcasing BIPoC poets, writers, musicians and other artists, including those across the gender spectrum. It is intended to create a welcoming and nurturing space for these artists to present/perform their work, increase their visibility, and address a literary and artistic gap in Ottawa.We’re thrilled to be celebrating our very first event with feature artists, Albert Dumont (activist, poet, storyteller and spiritual advisor), Amanda Lowe (musician, singer/songwriter), and Fatima Zahra (spoken word poet)!
We are a new, small non-profit, currently without institutional support. However, we are committed to honouring artists by compensating them for their work. We suggest a donation of $5.00 (or more if you have the means) at the door to help us defray rental and artists’ fees.
Please RSVP by October 6, 2019.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Boardroom, Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Ctr., 1365 Richmond Rd (Near Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre)
As space is limited, please RSVP by October 7th by Phone: (613)858-3482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ottawa’s Black Educators' Network presents: Community Organization and Parent Engagement Discussion. We invite you to participate in our focus group discussions. The purpose of the focus group is : (i) to share and identify any challenges, barriers and biases that Black students and families experience at school and (ii) to share examples of supports that have impacted Black students and families positively. This information will support us in designing workshops and resources for Black parents and community organizations in order to promote equity of access, educational opportunities and outcomes for Black students.
About Ottawa Black Educators' Network: We are a group of Black educators working together to support the success of Black students. Our goal is to identify and remove biases, practices and systemic barriers that limit the success of Black students and the engagement of Black families.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30pm - 8pm
Arts Court, 2 Clarence Daly Ave. #240 Ottawa, ON
Book Launch | The Youth of God. Join Hassan Ghedi Santur and Ottawa book Award finalist Kagiso Lesego Molope for a fun evening of books and insightful conversation!
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30 PM (Ouverture des portes à 18 h 15)
Patro d'Ottawa - 40 Cobourg St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8Z6
Débat circonscription Ottawa-Vanier - Élections fédérales 2019
L'ACFO Ottawa organise un débat des candidats aux élections fédérales 2019 pour la circonscription d’Ottawa-Vanier. Le débat se déroulera en français et sera ouvert au grand public.
Friday, October 11, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ottawa City Hall, Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Ave., West.
#Elexn43 NCR Black Canadians' Town Hall. A “Meet the Candidates Q&A” town hall meeting where all candidates for all ridings in the NCR and from each political party will have the opportunity to present their positions and platforms prior to the elections on key identified issues that affect and concern citizens in the Black Canadian community. This community-led meeting will be non-partisan. Bilingual (English/French) event moderated by CBC News anchor Adrian Harewood. FREE ADMISSION, BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/african-canadian-communities-federal-candidates-debate-debat-federal-tickets-75156554277?aff=eand
Saturday, October 12, 2019 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
7pm - 1:30am
The Delta Hotel Penthouse, 101 Lyon St., Ottawa
Show Love: A Joint Celebration Anniversary of The BIA MEDIA Launch & The Club 747 36th Reunion Dance Party! The Event (7pm till 10pm): This cultural event will highlight Eddie Allan on Steel Pan, as well as, artistic performances, by a variety of singers, a silent auction and numerous prizes to be won.
After Party (10pm - 1:30am) Music by: Dj Casual & Dj Sunshine International. Tickets: $50 (event + after-party), $25 (after-party only) available at BIA Media office (235 Montreal Rd.) or online at eventbrite.ca https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bia-media-club-747-presents-show-love-tickets-74643329207?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
More info: (613)-422-5292 or (613)-230-1279 email email@example.com
Saturday, October 12, 2019
8 PM – 2 AM
D'Afrique Restaurant & Bar, 164 Laurier Ave W., Ottawa, ON K1P 5J4
Guinée Night! Enjoy the hottest music from the African continent wile celebrating the beautiful land of Guinea (Conackry)! Feat. music by DJ Papus. Admission: $10
Sunday, October 13, 2019
4 PM – 6 PM
L'espace PME, 140 boulevard Gréber, Gatineau, Quebec J8T6H5
Élection 2019: Discussion-débat: Enjeux qui touchent les communautés noires, organisé par le Conseil de la Communauté noire de Gatineau (CCNG). Modérateur : Philippe Mamadou Frowd, Professeur adjoint, Études politiques, Université d'Ottawa. Nous vous invitons à venir en grand nombre participer à cette discussion avec les différents partis politiques sur les enjeux qui touchent les citoyens et les citoyennes issu.es des communautés noires de l'Outaouais et du Canada. Nous invitons les membres de la communauté à nous faire parvenir les questions pour les candidat.es et à venir les rencontrer pour trouver réponses à leurs préoccupations électorales. L’événement est ouvert à tous et gratuit. Pour plus d’informations: Aïchatou firstname.lastname@example.org ou Olive email@example.com
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.
Book Launch: Black Cop, with Calvin Lawrence and Miles Howe.
Calvin Lawrence holds nothing back as he reflects on a career that took him across the country — he shares his experiences as Newfoundland's only black police officer, his undercover stints in Edmonton and Toronto, and his time in Ottawa protecting major world leaders like Jimmy Carter and Brian Mulroney.
Calvin Lawrence's story lays bare the key failures of Canadian police organizations that operate on the basis that only white Canadians are entitled to the rights promised to all by the rule of law and the Canadian Charter of Rights. Miles Howe is a PhD candidate and an instructor at Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario. A former freelance journalist based in Halifax, he is also the author of Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of a Struggle. Miles lives in Kingston. RSVP required as space is very limited
Friday, October 18, 2019
Carleton University, Macodrum Library, Room 252
Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program discussion on "CHanging the Narrative: How Does Ignoring Black Canadian History Contribute to Racism Today?" In a CBC short documentary, “Deeply Rooted,” seventh-generation Black Canadian filmmaker, Cazhmere, explains that not every person of colour is a newcomer to Canada. The historical experiences of African, Caribbean and Black individuals are often ignored in mainstream discourse and memory today. These histories include slavery, segregation and socio-ecoonomic exclusion. Ignoring these experiences creates misconceptions of the fundamental role of African, Caribbean and Black populations in the creation of Canadian society while simultaneously contributing to stereotypes of ACB individuals and systematic racism and exclusion. This makes it critical to acknowledge Canadian history as more than the presence of the underground railroad but to also discuss its racist past.
ACB individuals may face the effects of ignored history in everyday life, employment and academia. With this in mind, the Afro-Caribbean Mentorship Program (ACMP) has organized an open discussion surrounding anti-black racism in our communities today. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and safe space for students, professionals and community members from all walks of life to communicate, learn, and discuss.
This 3-hour open discussion will deal with the following subtopics:
- Why talking about history is important; - History manifested as stereotypes today (e.g in media, pop culture, criminal justice system etc.); - Microaggressions in the workplace/school;- How pursuing academia can or cannot change the narrative
Admission is free but you must register on eventbrite.ca
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Queen St. Fare, 170, Queen St., Ottawa
Salsa Night featuring Fiesta Cubana
Experience one of Ottawa's hottest bands live at Queen St. Fare.
Fiesta Cubana are a 9-piece musical ensemble that combine Latin hits with their Afro Cuban roots, Salsa, Merengue, Cha cha cha in an explosive show that will have you dancing non-stop! 19+ // $10 in advance // $15 at the door
Tuesday, October 22
7 PM – 8 PM
Bar Robo (Chinatown), 692 Somerset St. W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P4
Ask Women Anything Panel Discussion: When Women Are Educators. Panelists: Jacqueline Lawrence; Erin Madon (High school Immersion Science teacher); Adrienne "Afua" Coddett (high school teacher). Registration required on Eventbrite. See Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/496149420934812/?active_tab=discussion
JEUDI 24 OCTOBRE 2019
17 H -19 H
Librairie du Soleil (33 rue George, Ottawa)
IMAGINAIRES DE L’AFRIQUE AVANT ET APRÈS L’APARTHEID
Causerie-lancement. Avec Catherine Blondeau, Sindiwe Magona, Sarah Davies Cordova. Join South African author Ms Sindiwe Magona as she revisits the struggle against apartheid and the literature that emerged in its aftermath. Ms Magona will be launching the French edition of her book, Mother to Mother, on 24 October 2019 at la Librairie du Soleil (33 rue George, Ottawa) at 5 pm.
The event titled South Africa, 25 Years after Apartheid is the third edition of the annual event Reforging Histories hosted by Espace de la diversité (EDLD) in collaboration with Mémoire d'encrier.
Friday, October 25, 2019
10 AM to Sat, Oct 26 at 7 PM
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Des Pères Blancs, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 7L5
Salon du livre afro-canadien
Le salon du livre afro-canadien vise la promotion et la diffusion des œuvres des auteur.e.s des communautés afro-canadiennes francophones.
Dans un esprit d’échanges interculturels, nous invitons les auteures et auteurs des communautés autochtone, franco-ontarienne et du Québec à venir y exposer leurs oeuvres et à participer à un large éventail d’activités : ateliers jeunesse, récitals, rencontres avec des auteures et auteurs afro-canadiens, conférences, tables rondes, initiation aux langues Créole et Swahili.
Auteurs invités Gabriel Osson, Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo, Benoît Awazi Mbambi Kungue,Melchior Mbonimpa,Illuminée Kanazayire,Michel Ange Hypollite,Body Ngoy, Elsie Suréna, Blaise Ndala, Ardo Dia, Amos Y Sani,Didier Leclair,Frédéric Boisrond,Eddy Garnier,Pascasie Minani, Marie Yanick Dutelly, Eddy Cavé, Yao A.Assogba,Babacar Ba, Serge Cham,Fété Kimpiobi,Vicky Mujinga Kalambay,Marie Léontine Tsibinda,Princess Natou, Samuel Laguerre, Pierre J. Emmanuel.
Billets: $5 - https://www.facebook.com/events/454728415146562/
Friday, October 25, 2019
6pm - 9pm
Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, 102 Greenview Ave.
13th Annual Somali Youth Support Project Gala: Celebrating Somali-Canadian Excellence, in recognition of elders and youth within the community who have devoted their lives and livelihoods to serving the Somali-Canadian community, and the Canadian community at large.
This event draws community members, dignitaries, partner organizations, and more. The evening's program includes a keynote speech, an award ceremony, performances, dining, and an arts showcase. Tickets are $25/person and are available for a reduced price of $15 for students. For More info or to RSVP: Fatima Andad, Community Youth Worker, Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre 613.820.4922 ext: 3494 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 26, 2019
African Soul Food, 425 Chemin Vanier, Gatineau
Afro Paint Night. Ticket $25/ person. Ticket price will include: Food, canvas, paint, and entertainment *KID FRIENDLY* Age 8+ Purchase tickets here https://www.fatumakou.com/listing/723257920/afro-paint-night?fbclid=IwAR36dmJF-q8f6PDfhPm7P8wCYd-TQw0QlYFSylSkK7Lsdyujmcn3WatSpN0
Saturday, October 26, 2019
6:30pm: Reception * 7:30pm Dinner and Dance
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street
40th Anniversary Gala of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ottawa Association. Honorary Patron: Fitzgerald Huggins, Consul General for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Toronto. EVENING OVERVIEW: Musical Cocktail Reception; Fashion Installation: Fashion is Payne; Performances, Musical Rendition, Gourmet Dinner; Remarks, Giveaways, Raffle, Silent Auction; Live Band (Julian McIntosh & the Caribbean Thunderbolts); DJ David Supersounds + Guest DJ, Dj Icebergg from the UK; Dance the night away to the riveting sounds of the best of iconic music. #SVGAO40The Planning Committee is pleased to blend a celebration of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with philanthropic efforts in support of the community, the Ottawa School Breakfast Program and the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tickets: $80.00 per person; Dance Only: $25/Door; Attire: Formal Black Tie
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Riverside United Church - 3191 Riverside Drive (near Walkley Rd.)
Jamaica Night - “Celebrating 100 Years of Laughter”. Enjoy an evening of Jamaican music, stories and refreshments. Featuring Caribbean Voices, Ni WeWe Tu and the Nepean Panharmonic Steel Band. One of the highlights of Jamaica Night each year has been the presentation of one or more works by Miss Lou (Louise Bennett Coverley). The Theme this year is "Celebrating 100 Years of Laughter" as a tribute to Louise Bennett-Coverley (September 7, 1919 – July 26, 2006). We are fortunate to have Fabian Coverley, her son, as our Guest Speaker.
For ticket inquiries call: 613-726-1406
Tickets: Adults advance $20.00,at the door $25, Youth $10, Children (under 12) $6. Proceeds to Nursing Programme at Providence Methodist Church, Kingston, and Mission House Basic School, Gordon Town, Jamaica.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Auditorium Room, Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa
Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire - Film Screening and Discussion. Please join us for a special screening of the 2019 Hot Docs Festival documentary “Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire”, about the efforts of Leyner Palacios Asprilla, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and 2017 Global Pluralism Award winner, as he works to ensure key elements of the peace agreement are implemented for the safety of his community. Following the film will be a discussion between Mr. Palacios and Ms. Colleen Duggan, the head of the Governance and Justice program at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Mr. Palacios and Ms. Duggan will explore how transitional justice can combat exclusion and create inclusive institutions and environments as a necessary requirement for sustaining peace. FREE ADMISSION but registration mandatory. Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bojaya-caught-in-the-crossfire-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-76073380529