UNVEILING OF A MURAL TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA
AN INITIATIVE BY THE ROUND TABLE ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH
AND THE UNION UNITED CHURCH
The Round Table on Black History Month and the Union United Church will unveil on Monday, November 16, 2020 a mural produced in collaboration with MU in tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Sud-Ouest borough.
The event will take place in the presence of Mr. Benoit Dorais, Borough Mayor of Le Sud-Ouest and guest artist Franco Égalité.
When: Monday, November 16, 2020, 10:15AM Speeches, 10:30AM Unveiling
Where: Union United Church, 3007 Delisle Street (Atwater & Delisle)
ABOUT THE MURAL
The mural highlights Nelson Mandela’s historic visit to Montreal 30 years ago on June 19, 1990, in the months following his release. Indeed, Nelson Mandela makes a whirlwind visit to Montreal, one of the first cities in the world to actively campaign against apartheid. Invited as part of his worldwide recognition tour, the South African leader comes to Union United Church to greet members of the congregation who have been at the forefront of the fight against apartheid.
ABOUT THE ROUND TABLE ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The Round Table on Black History Month is a non-profit organization created to promote activities relating to different aspects of the history of black communities in a spirit that emphasizes both historical and contemporary dimensions.
ABOUT UNION UNITED CHURCH
Founded in 1907 by several members of Montreal’s Black community, Union United Church is one of the oldest black congregations in Canada.
MU is a charitable organization whose mission is to transform Montreal’s public space by creating murals rooted in its communities. MU helps to stimulate the reflection on the impact of visual arts on citizens by integrating them into city development. This approach combines the creation of works of art in public space with urban requalification and the creation of a shared sense.