MONTREAL, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - For its 21st edition, Black History Month will be celebrated with a focus on the
following theme: Imagine a new world. Activities, lectures, performances, concerts, workshops, exhibitions,
readings, history lessons, screenings, and special events as well
activities in schools all over the province will be based around this
theme. From February 1st through the 29th, the people of Quebec from all over the province are invited to
discover and familiarize themselves with the art, history and culture
of Black communities.
Those with a sense of curiosity can take part in a wide variety of
activities organized by over a hundred cultural and educational
organizations. Included among them are the Fabienne Colas Foundation
which invites cinephiles to the Fade to Black program, while the
Festival Massimadi (LGBT) is back for a second year. Nuits d'Afrique
presents Rythmes D'hier à Aujourd'hui, a series of 6 free concerts, Ascen/Danses unveils an ambitious project
involving six dance companies, while Vues d'Afrique brings you along
for their rallye expo, and Afrophylia offers up hot nights of live
music at Le Piano Rouge.
Music lovers will have the opportunity to attend a number of concerts
featuring great artists. Fashion lovers will have plenty to see
including major shows and a beauty contest, while literarians can take
in events featuring storytellers and poets.
One of the activities at the heart of Black History Month is the
Héma-Quebec blood drive, in collaboration with the Sickle Cell Anemia
Association of Quebec. Sickle cell anaemia is a disease which
has disproportionately affected the Black community. The public is
invited to support the cause by giving blood.
The line-up for the 21st edition of Black History Month is varied and family-friendly. More than
600 activities will be held in Montreal. For the complete schedule of
activities, visit the Black History Month website: www.montrealblackhistorymonth.com
Imagine a new world and be guided by your ideals. Show just how open you are; discover the
richness of others and share your own. We wish a wonderful Black
History Month to you all!
About Black History Month
Activities for Black History Month will take place between the 1st and the 29th of February. They are varied and will meet the interests of people of
all ages. For more information on the Black History
Month activities' schedule, visit:
SOURCE Table Ronde du Mois de l'Histoire des Noirs
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