U of T Afro-Canadian Gala Black-Tie Event
As we approach Canada’s 150th birthday, Black History in a Canadian context will be illuminated through a University of Toronto lens. A gala will be thrown to showcase the Afro-canadian history and experience through poetry, art and music. A poetry rewrite of the Constitution of Canada from an Africadian (African-Nova Scotian) interpretation of the Charter of Rights and Freedom will be written and recited by the 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate, George Elliot Clarke. In addition, artwork and poetry will be presented by Afro-Futurist, Komi Olaf, on themes and concerns of the African diaspora through a techno-culture and science fiction lens.