This year’s “A Tribute to You” theme honours outstanding Black community and allies contributors. The RBC Black Diamond Ball, a hallmark event, unites leaders, allies, and advocates committed to positive change. This 9th celebration introduces the 10th anniversary and an exciting shift for 2024.Write comment (0 Comments)
Mark your calendars for June 15, 2024, as the Black Innovation in STEM (BIS) Summit steps into the spotlight, promising an extraordinary experience enriched with captivating startup demos and networking opportunities to:
Revisiting Sycorax is a sculpted wire figure that emerges from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest, and conjures an errant entrance into a new landscape. She is a supernatural force formed from an accumulation of twists and coils of wire. Tactile and visual forms intertwine race, science and art to craft a resonant hum, a toned and visceral perspective, a ruckus and audible language. Within her torso, lines and spirals (reminiscent of DNA strands), the figure re-constructs a sense of ancestral bodies and a present-day resilient female subject.Write comment (0 Comments)
Presenting in Toronto for the first time, Nigerian-based fashion and documentary photographer Stephen Tayo exhibits work from his two recent photographic series, Headstart made in Accra and Which Lagos You Dey?
Tayo, who has shot for The New York Times, VICE and Vogue, has been acclaimed internationally for capturing Nigeria’s unconventional and unique street style culture and other cities in West Africa. Recently, the Lagos-based photographer has gained further recognition for his intimate portraits, further exploring fashion’s symbolism and its impact on identity and community. Tayo will invite viewers into his beloved home city of Lagos through the imagery of avatars and anonymous figures draped in found objects, representing certain rituals that have become synonymous with the city.Write comment (0 Comments)
Curator Dayo Kefentse presents Generation X Marks the Spot, exploring Black history in Mississauga. This exhibition features an audio documentary that looks back at the late 1980s and reveals how young activists with the Black Action Defense Committee (BADC) sparked change after the shooting involving a Black teen in Mississauga. It also features an interview with Ingrid Pellew-Berkeley, a former Deputy Chief with Peel Regional Police, about how Michael Wade Lawson’s shooting changed policing in the city.Write comment (0 Comments)