Upcoming Highlights For Montreal Black History Month 2019!

The Congress of Black Writers in Montreal: 50 Years Later – February 10 at Maison d’Haïti.

Espace de la diversité, in collaboration with Mémoire d’encrier, Maison d’Haïti, and Protests and Pedagogy, is organizing

“The Congress of Black Writers in Montreal: 50 Years Later”. Thirty authors, activists and artists will join forces for a day of celebration, reflection and commemoration, featuring Adeline Chancy, H. Nigel Thomas, Marilou Craft, Emilie Nicolas, Daniel Grenier, David Austin and Webster, among others.

Bad Boys Comedy Club Presents: NWAR Is the New Black – February 10 and 17 at Le Terminal.

Bad Boys Comedy Club is proud to introduce its new stand-up special: NWAR Is the New Black.

The organization is the future of Montreal’s diverse new stand-up comedy scene and Le Terminal will be its home for the month of February, where Bad Boys Comedy Club will create an atmosphere that rivals those in New York’s best comedy clubs. It’ll be 90 minutes of stand-up comedy, 12 comedians and 100% Montreal vibes.

Héma-Québec Blood Drive, February 16, 2019 @ CEDA Center (2515 Delisle Street.

Sickle cell disease is more prevalent than any other genetic disease.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sickle cell anemia is recognized as one of four scourges, along with malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis.

In Quebec, only 4.7% of blood donors come from cultural communities. Some inherited blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, require the donor and recipient to share the same genetic background.

The Round Table on Black History Month, in collaboration with Héma-Québec and the Sickle Cell Foundation hopes to reach more donors from Black communities, because there is an urgent need especially for people with Alzheimer’s disease and sickle cell anemia.

Héma-Québec has also launched a new program targeting black women. Previously, because of their hemoglobin levels below the usual limit, some couldn’t donate blood even if they wanted to. Héma-Québec has now lowered the criteria, and will replace the lost iron during a blood donation which will allow more black women to donate blood.

Every year, the Black History Month Round Table holds a fundraiser to support the Sickle Cell Disease Association.

Massimadi – Fondation Massimadi, 21 Feb – 02 March

Massimadi is a Black LGBTQ+ film and fine-arts festival held during Black History Month that uses the power of Black LGBTQ+ art and films to fight racism and homophobia, and promote social inclusion. Massimadi is also an occasion to promote and share Black LGBTQ+ culture in general, which is one of the foundation’s missions. The Massimadi festival is an innovative and essential part of Black History Month programming.

Fade to Black, 22 – 24 Feb

The Fade to Black festival is back with its most well-rounded, varied, colourful and hottest program ever, bringing together film, literature, music, storytelling, discussion and much more to celebrate Black History Month in a big way.

Black Conversations – Round Table on Black History Month, Sat 23 Feb

Through conferences and personal accounts, Black Conversations will allow people to discover the stories of inspiring women who, each in their own way, have highlighted the variety within the Black female experience. Award-winning playwright, actress and producer Trey Anthony will be our special guest for the evening. Nantali Indongo, Robyn Maynard, Charmaine Nelson, Hanna Che and many others will also take part—and as part of the event, a “black market” will be held to showcase products made available by women entrepreneurs.

Gala Dynastie, Sunday, March 10th, TOHU

Gala Dynastie’s main objective is simple: highlighting Black excellence in Quebec.

It’s an event that closes out Black History Month and aims to reward individuals from Black communities, who are in the arts, media or culture—and whose work and accomplishments are deserving of recognition.

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About Black History Month: https://www.moishistoiredesnoirs.com/en/

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