Black History Month 2016!

The month of February is National Black History Month. Each year Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) joins community partners and members to acknowledge the struggles and accomplishments that black people have historically and continue to experience in our community and across Turtle Island (North America). Black history and Afro-Canadian culture has been recognized and celebrated by black communities and their allies long before the induction of a National Black History Month and in 1995 the Canadian House of Commons made a commitment when they passed a motion declaring February to be Black History Month across the Canadian Nation-State. This year Black History Month will be marked by CRRC through a variety of fantastic events including:

Thursday, February 12th 7:00pm

Screening of Cheryl Duane "The Watermelon Woman" (Snacks, coffee, tea and juice will be provided). For more information about the film visit and

This screening is also happening as a part of Self Love Week. For more information and the full schedule visit

Lecture Hall, Sadleir House - 751 George St. N.

Sunday February 21st 3:00pm

National Film Board Film's for Kids!

Join us to watch four short films, "Christopher Changed His Name", "Joe", "Black Soul" and "The Magic Lion" Find out more information at

Auditorium, Peterborough Public Library - 345 Aylmer St.

February 25th & 26th

Location and time TBD

Performances and Workshops by Rabbit Richards

Rabbit Richards is a New York born performance poet who is currently based in Montreal. Her stories and poetry blend the politics of race, love and gender with the emotional grounding of lived experience. She is a member of the Kalmunity Vibe Collective and a practiced improv artist. Richards is also the two time captain of Montreal’s Throw Poetry Collective and the 2015 winner of the Underground Indies poetry slam. Richards is a storyteller at heart, and a staple of the Montreal Poetry Community.

8:00pm at the Spill

Peterborough's Black History Month Poetry Slam

Come witness Rabbit Richards perform at the February slam and experience some local talent too!


Additional events happening at Trent:

-- Events this month Afro-beats Dancehall Workshop Tuesday Feb. 2, 5:00—8:00 Athletic Center Riverside Classroom

-- Meet and greet with by Juno & Grammy award winner Liberty Silver Thursday Feb. 4 , 3:00 –5:00 Great Hall

-- Slam Poetry Night & Liberty Silver Performance Thursday Feb. 4, 5:00—7:00 The Ceilie, Champlain College To reserve your spot, contact

-- Celebrating Black History & Heritage: An Evening of Music, Food Fashion & Fun at Traill College with musician Beau Dixon Wed. Feb. 10, The Trend, 7-1
-- Discussion with Dr. Keefer: Subversion and Intellectual Defiance: W.E.B. Du Bois & early civil rights. Tues. Feb. 23, 12:00-1:00 LEC Senior Common Room. Free lunch provided