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Black History Month

Black History Month

2018 Theme: Voices of Resilience

Events in and around London

Click here for the poster on 16th Annual Black History Month. [pdf file]

Week One

Flowers & Thorns Poster

Celebrate Canada 150: Flowers & Thorns
A Dramatic Presentation by Jason RipDate: Friday, January 26 starting at 7:00 pm
Location: Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario
Flowers and Thorns, a play written by London playwright, Jason Rip, is about six Black Canadian women and their contributions to the History of Canada. Presented by the Congress of Black Women, London Chapter with support from London Community Foundation and Wolf Performance Hall.
Tickets: $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Call Wolf Box office at 519-661-5120 or use ticketfly.com.
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Black History Month Opening Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 3 from 1 - 4 pm Free admission
Location: Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario
Cultural groups showcasing their roots, art and crafts as well as services providers that African, Caribbean and Black communities can benefit from.
Panel Presentation, Beechnut Steel Drum Performance, Music, Poetry/Spoken Word and Delicious Food.
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Forgotten Roots: The Untold Story of Muslims in America
Date: Monday, February 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario
Presentation and Travelling Exhibit by Amir Muhammad, Director of America's Islamic Heritae Museum.  Presented by the Muslim Association of Canad, London Chapter.
Tickets: $5.00 per person. Available at Wolf Performance Hall Box office or visit Eventbrite.

Week Two

Black History Month Family Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 10 from 10 am - 1 pm
Location: Children's Museum, 21 Wharncliffe Rd. S., London, Ontario
Drop by the Children's Museum to participate in our Black History Month Family Celebration! Interactive workshops, activities and performances for the whole family.
Tickets: Regular Children's Museum admission fees apply. $8 per adult, $8 per child 2 years and up, $2.50 per child 12-23 months plus HST

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LOVING (movie)
Date: Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm      Cost: $5 per person
Location: Museum London's Auditorium, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario
British-American historical drama film which tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

A small box of chocolates will be offered to each couple attending the viewing to celebrate St-Valentin's Day. View Loving Poster.


Week Three

Food Festival
Date: Friday, February 16 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm Free admission
Location: Trinity United Church Community Centre, 76 Doulton St. (Doulton at Hale), London, Ontario
Africa is a vast continent and its traditional dishes vary greatly from one region to another. In Africa, cooking rhymes with hospitality and sharing. A meal is not just food: it represents a chance to meet and mingle. Join us on Friday February 16th, and we will take you on a journey through the kitchens from East Africa and Central Africa.
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Addicted
Dates: February  21 - 25 
Times:  Tues. - Thurs. 7:30 pm,   Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm,   Sat. & Sun. 2:00 pm
Location: McManus Stage, Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond Street, London, Ontario
ADEDO collective, in association with the Watah Theatre and Scooter Productions, present Addicted.  Written and performed by Raven Dauda.  Directed by d'bi.young anitafrika.
Tickets: $30 per person. $25 for students. Sun, Feb 25 matinee is Pay What You Can.
Info: www.grandtheatre.com/events/addicted

THE INTOUCHABLES (2011 movie)
Date: Saturday, February  24  at 2 pm.
Location: Meseum London's Auditorium, 421 Ridout Street North, London, Ontario
An unlikely friendship develops between a wealthy quadriplegic (Francois Cluzet) and his caretaker (Omar Sy), just released from prison. View The Intouchables Poster.

Week Four 

Lewis Coray Trailblazer Award for Youth
Date: Friday, February 23 starting at 6 pm Free admission
Location: London Police Services, 601 Dundas Street, London, Ontario
In honour of Retired Sgt. Lewis Coray, this award recognizes high school youth from African, Caribbean and Black Canadian Communities. The winner and all applicants will be honoured during the London Police Service Black History Month event which includes a keynote speaker.
Presented by London Police Service. Website: londonpolice.ca
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Black History Month Closing Gala
Date: Sunday, February 25
Doors open 1 pm,
Gala 2 - 4 pm,
Reception 4 – 6 pm
Location: Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., London, Ontario
Join us for an entertaining line-up of dance, song, spoken word, history and more. Reception, including food and drinks, to follow. Presented by the London Black History Coordinating Committee in partnership with London Public Library.
Tickets available for purchase at the door or at other Black History Month events during the month of February. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under).
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LONDON BLACK HISTORY COORDINATING COMMITTEE  

Our Vision

The goal of the London Black History Coordinating Committee is to engage the community in celebrating Black History Month through organizing, supporting, and collaborating with community organizations on programs and activities that are available in the region to educate, inform and uplift.

Who we are

The LBHCC was formed in 2002, out of a desire to increase awareness of Black History Month activities in the London area. The Committee is committed to providing programs and services that will increase public understanding of the diversity and history of London’s Black community. LBHCC hosts three or four programs each year. The work of the Committee is conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and welcomes new members.

The Committee also assists other groups and organizations with the promotion of their activities. These include but are not limited to: the Congress of Black Women-London Chapter, the Black Student Association (BSA) at Western University, the Historical Society of Buxton and the Woodstock Museum.

Get Involved

The LBHCC welcomes people of all ethno-racial backgrounds and lived experiences to join the committee. All members are welcome to sit on one or more of our subcommittees: Opening Ceremonies, Youth Symposium, Children’s Program, Film Series and Closing Gala.

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