Just because we are confined to our homes does not mean we can’t celebrate and honour Black History Month any less this year. Whether you’re missing concerts, the movies or even the yoga studio, we have found some great solutions that will slot into your stay-at-home routine, whilst supporting black-owned businesses, artists and organizers.
Why not take a break from your current Netflix binge and explore the selection of 154 films Toronto Black Film Festival is showing this February? Become fascinated and educated by the many documentaries, short films and live performances digging deep into realism through powerful narratives and images spotlighting the strength of Black Film Industry.
February 10th – 21st
$8 for individual event
Take a virtual browse through the shelves of ‘A Different Booklist’, an African-Canadian owned bookstore in Toronto. Search among the many Black History, Anti-Racism and African titles they have in stock, including the National best seller The Skin We’re In, by Desmond Cole.
“Month-by-month, Cole creates a comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality. Urgent, controversial, and unsparingly honest, The Skin We’re In is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all-too-present complacency of many white Canadians.”
A Different Booklist
779 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Orders are available by pickup or delivery
What are you doing Wednesday 17th February 3pm? Save the date and come join Master T on RX Music LIVE via Instagram as he sits down with long standing music industry legend, Craig ‘Big C’ Mannix, delving into discussion about his new role as Universal Music Canada’s New Senior Director of Urban Marketing.
Wednesday 17th February – 3pm
RX Music LIVE
Yoga program Sounds of Blackness lets you celebrate Black History Month in your best warrior pose with Jasmine RaShae as she unearths the history and sounds of Gospel, Jazz and R&B through the flow of movement and music.
“Soulful Flow Yoga (SFY) merges mindfulness, movement, and conscious soulful music into an uplifting yoga practice to deepen the student’s connection to their mind, body, and soul.”
Friday 19th February 9pm – 10.30pm
Donation Based Fee
Wave Length Winter Fest has gone digital! This two-weekend virtual event features a spectrum of genres to suit the whole household. The lineup spotlights the 2020 Polaris Music Prize winner and Montreal-based rapper/producer, BACKXWASH, indie-pop artist Hannah Georgas and Halifax composer/songwriter, Beverly Glenn-Copeland. Check out the link to see the full line up.
Stream Live Here
Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st – Friday – 26th – Saturday 27th February from 7pm
Whether you are here for education or celebration, Toronto Public Library is honoring Black History Month with a full list of resources to help you. Why not join Kardinal Offishall as he discusses the 20th anniversary of his album, ‘Quest For Fire: Firestarter Volume 1’ or select one of the captivating feature podcasts to entertain your daily stroll.
Whichever way you choose to participate in honouring Black History Month at home, you certainly will not be lost for options. You can also search #blackowned to see what businesses are in your area to support this month, and every month. Have a safe and happy celebration!