Black History Month: Canada’s Music Landscape – The Fire This Time, The Future Is Now

During Black History Month, four veteran players in the Canadian music industry discuss what they think really needs to happen to support Black music practitioners, creators and industry workers. Is executing overnight, knee-jerk, token Black hires enough? How do we measure success and expedite equality when it comes to fully eradicating anti-Black racism in the Canadian music industry? Is there anything non-Black allies of Black music industry workers can do on their WOKE-ness journey to truly help level the playing field? Are there any issues being ignored in this Black Lives Matter-fueled journey to justice in Canada? With moderator, Dalton Higgins. Performance by Krystle Dos Santos. Sunfest livestream Feb 25 at 7 pm.

Seeding The Future

Students share original art and performances inspired by the theatre anthology series 21 Black Futures. the digital project is an eclectic mix of art and performance inspired by the stories found in 21 Black Futures, a collection of 21 filmed monodramas streaming on CBC Gem. Original submissions will be revealed on social media. Seven new works will debut every Monday until March 8.

Desmond Cole in Conversation: Anti-Racism

Waldorf Academy presents the Toronto author, journalist and Black activist. Mar 4 from 4:30-5:30 pm. Free, donations welcome ($20 suggested). Pre-register. Zoom link sent in advance.