TORONTO, February 18, 2014 — Two separate exhibitions — one celebrating the contributions of African descent inventors by displaying their inventions, and the other, photographically capturing the struggles and hopes, the successes and failures — are coming to York University in commemoration of Black History Month.
The Multicultural History Society of Ontario’s photo exhibit, Many Rivers to Cross: The African Canadian Experience opens on February 20. An official opening ceremony will be held, as part of the 2014 World Day of Social Justice, with an introduction by Professor Lorne Foster, in the Department of Equity Studies, 12pm-2:30pm. The musical talents of award winning pianist Rashaan Allwood will also be on display.
Inventions and contributions from African Canadians, African British, African Caribbean and Continental Africans, in the fields of education, health and engineering, will be featured in a one-day exhibition by the International African Inventors Museum, on February 27.
WHAT, WHEN & WHERE:
-- Many Rivers to Cross: The African Canadian Experience, a photo exhibition; Tuesday February 20 to Friday, March 7; at the McLaughlin College Art Gallery, Keele Campus (building number 51 on the map)
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