Media Advisory - Black Lives Matter - Toronto to open art exhibition from Freedom School initiative this Friday

TORONTO, July 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLM – TO) will hold an opening event of an art exhibition at B.A.N.D. Gallery on Friday, July 29 to showcase the artwork created by students at the BLM – TO Freedom School. The children will perform a dance, and there will be special performances from D'bi Young. Friday marks the final day of the Freedom School and the exhibition will celebrate the contributions of children to the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The art of BLM – TO Freedom School will explore the notion of a #BlackLivesMatter superhero. The exhibition will also feature art from collaborating professional artists, including: Nadijah Robinson, Kit Lang, Janine Carrington, Amber Williams-King and Melisse Watson. Students, parents, instructors and Black Lives Matter - Toronto will be in attendance. The exhibit will run until August 5, 2016.

What: Art Exhibition
Who: Black Lives Matter – Toronto, Nadijah Robinson, Kit Lang, Janine Carrington, Amber Williams-King, Melisse Watson
When: Friday, July 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: B.A.N.D. Gallery, 1 Lansdowne Avenue

About Black Lives Matter Toronto

Black Lives Matter Toronto is the Toronto chapter of the #‎BlackLivesMatter network, an international organization and movement fighting anti-Black racism and state-sanctioned violence.

About BLM TO Freedom School
BLM TO Freedom School is a three week program for children aged four to ten. The project responds to a lack of humanizing, self-affirming, queer positive educational opportunities for Black children in the GTA. The program is designed to teach children about Black Canadian and diasporic history, to engage children in political resistance to anti-Black racism and state violence through a trans-feminist lens, and to offer children an entry point into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. The project will conclude its first run on Friday, July 29, 2016.

SOURCE Black Lives Matter - Toronto

For further information: Sandy Hudson at or 416-722-8842; Rodney Diverlus at or 647-456-8476; #BlackCity

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