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Film: I Am Not Your Negro

Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough 775 Weller St., Peterborough, Ontario

February 1, 7:00-9:30 pm. Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough
This acclaimed 2017 film is “a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter,” and “a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using James Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.” Mature subject matter. Free admission. (Small donations for costs and refreshments accepted.) Followed by discussion, with special guest Rosemary Sadlier, who played a lead role in bringing Black History Month to Ontario.

Free

Many Windows, One Light 2019: Towards a Caring and Welcoming Community

The Mount Community Centre 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario

February 9, 1:00-6:30 pm (including potluck dinner). The Mount Community Centre.
Join in an inspired afternoon of story-sharing, community dialogue and connection about the best local, proactive responses to hate. Together we'll discover synergies and next steps among activists, community leaders and groups doing work on these issues. Opening “provocateur”: Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network. FREE, but come prepared to participate deeply.

Free

Anti-Oppression Workshop

Enhance your understanding of anti-oppression from the perspective of self care. Self care doesn't exist in a vacuum. The effects of oppression and privilege impact how we are able or unable to care for ourselves and this is something we need to be talking about. In this workshop, participants will learn and practice skills needed to incorporate anti-oppression in our everyday lives. Join us for this interactive session co-Facilitated by Samantha MacAndrew, Coordinator of OPIRG Peterborough and Community Race Relations Committee Coordinator, Angela Connors. This event is free, snacks are provided, and all are welcome!  Please RSVP to save your spot: https://goo.gl/forms/rxHBstO6IeB29UFv1

Free

Africville Remembered

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board 633 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario

Presentation on Africville

Free

Soul II: Roots & Rights

Calvary Church 1421 Lansdowne St West, Peterborough, Ontario

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00 pm, Calvary Church, Peterborough
The 100 voices of the Peterborough Singers, conducted by Syd Birrell — featuring special guests Aadin Church and Divine Brown.

$10 – $30

Going Deep: Leading Conversations about Implicit Bias

Sadleir House 751 George St. N., Peterborough

Public discourse on equity and race relations is often uncomfortable. However, to be truly transformative we need these conversations to go to a deeper and more authentic place. This workshop will help you lead honest conversations with humility and respect. Join us as we dare to GO DEEP on how: To hold authentic conversations about race Reactions of discomfort and defensiveness are triggered White Fragility impacts discussions on complex issues of equity & inclusion This workshop, along with others, is part of LEVY WORKSHOP DAY and is open to anyone involved in any levy groups: staff, volunteers, boards, and membership.…

Free

Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival

Peter Gzowski College 2510 Pioneer Rd, Peterborough, ON, Peterborough

June 21-28, 2020 45 performances by 9 Indigenous arts groups! Plus workshops, feasts and special events. Indoor and outdoor performances at Trent University, Peterborough. For more info: http://www.indigenousfringefest.ca/

$10

Black History Month Proclamation & Launch

Virtual Event (Zoom)

Theme: Healing of the mind, body and soul. Drop everything and dance! Virtual launch event, open to the public. Join us on Zoom at: https://tinyurl.com/BHMLaunch2021

Journey to Justice

This documentary by Roger McTair is about Canada's unsung heroes in the fight for Black civil rights. Please watch the film (free) any time during Black History Month. https://www.nfb.ca/film/journey_to_justice/ Then join us on February 27th at 7 pm for a discussion on Journey to Justice and chances to win prizes. This event is hosted by Zingha. Please visit our website, https://www.zingha.ca/ for information on our Black History Month contest for children and youth. The winner of this contest will be announced on February 27th at 7:00 pm.

Free

ReFrame and Race

Let's chat about the films we saw, and what they inspire us to do. Co-hosted by CRRC and the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough. Join us on Zoom at: https://tinyurl.com/reframe-and-race

Let’s Get it Started

This 3 hour workshop hosted by the Trent Association of Black Students (TABS) and the Community Race Relations Committee (CRRC) will get you started and help you navigate authentic conversations about racism and equity.

Free

Stories for Hope, Healing and Belonging

Story-time for parents and children. Join us every other Tuesday as we read children's stories about diversity and inclusion. After the readings, our hosts Compass ELT, the New Canadians Centre and the Community Race Relations Committee discuss the themes in the stories and create space for parents and caregivers to explore ways to talk with children about race and diversity.

Free

Anti-Racism in Practice: Making Connections, Completing the Circle Part 1

This interactive, engaging 3 part workshop series runs over 3 consecutive Thursdays — Feb. 11, 18 & 25. Delivered by CRRC through the Question of Care training initiative, it will examine ways to develop, maintain, and protect relationships with diverse and BIPOC communities using a Medicine Wheel framework. Through the series, participants will explore options for assessing individual and organizational anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices and identify concrete actions for becoming anti-racist.

$59 – $99

Anti-Racism in Practice: Making Connections, Completing the Circle Part 2

This interactive, engaging 3 part workshop series runs over 3 consecutive Thursdays — Feb. 11, 18 & 25. Delivered by CRRC through the Question of Care training initiative, it will examine ways to develop, maintain, and protect relationships with diverse and BIPOC communities using a Medicine Wheel framework. Through the series, participants will explore options for assessing individual and organizational anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices and identify concrete actions for becoming anti-racist.

$59 – $99

Stories for Hope, Healing and Belonging

Story-time for parents and children. Join us every other Tuesday as we read children's stories about diversity and inclusion. After the readings, our hosts Compass ELT, the New Canadians Centre and the Community Race Relations Committee discuss the themes in the stories and create space for parents and caregivers to explore ways to talk with children about race and diversity.

Free

Leaving No One Behind: Advancing the SDGs in Nogojiwanong / Peterborough

Hosted by the Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) and GreenUP, this is a free virtual forum designed to share and build on the collective work of over 100 community members on 5 local priorities: No Poverty, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitization, Climate Action, and Prioritizing Indigenous Leadership.

Free