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August 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free event. Light refreshments provided.
The community picnic and live performances are open to all community members. The Black-minded dialogue begins at 7:30pm and is closed to BIPOC community only.
About Black-Minded Circle
Black-Minded Circle is a community care event and a mindful opportunity to celebrate and embrace Blackness in Nogojiwanong. This space is created for Black individuals and families to participate and dialogue in a Closed-BIPOC space that centers Black bodies and Black minds in the conversation about intersectional lived experiences and mental health journeys. For non-Black racialized folks, this is an opportunity to listen, learn, and show up in solidarity for Black health & wellness.
The community picnic and live performances are open to all community members. The organizers kindly ask that folks who do not identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of colour, please respect the closed-BIPOC space at 7:30pm for community healing.
Through CRRC’s work to decolonize and promote anti-racism in Nogojiwanong, we continue to listen to- and learn about what Black individuals and families need to feel included, safe, welcome and accommodated in community spaces. Black-Minded Circle emerges from the resounding call to create and see more spaces for centering and amplifying Black bodies, Black minds, Black experiences, and Black-centered care in Nogojiwanong. By creating and participating in spaces like these, we are hosting opportunities that further center and amplify the intersectional experiences and needs of racially diverse communities, and work toward positive race relations and authentic allyship for diverse peoples living, working, and studying in Nogojiwanong.
Creating spaces for BIPOC-centered care is critical in shifting colonial narratives, challenging white supremacy and addressing systemic racism in our community. CRRC is honoured and grateful to partner with Niambi Tree and BLM Nogojiwanong in the movement to normalize Black-centered spaces and BIPOC-centered spaces for our community.
Niambi Tree’s Bio
Born and raised in Jamaica, Niambi Tree is a Peterborough-based spoken word poet, key member of the Peterborough Poetry Slam Team as well as a two-time individual Grand Slam Champion. Her spoken word poetry explores the intersectionality between race, self-worth and mental illnesses.