1. Black History Month: Eyes On the Prize Documentary screenings
Black History Month: Eyes On the Prize Documentary screenings Feb 5th 12:30-1:30pm OPIRG McMaster Resource Centre, Room 229 McMaster University Student Centre
Thursday February 5 Awakenings (1954-1956)
Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
Thursday, February 26 Fighting Back (1957-1962)
States’ rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School, and again in James Meredith’s 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts — and integration is carried out.
Thursday March 5 Ain’t Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)
Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. “Freedom Riders” also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel. Films are all approximately 1 hour – space limited – free
– See more at: http://www.opirg.ca/event/2015-02-05-173000-2015-02-05-183000/black-history-month-eyes-prize-documentary-screenings#sthash.FUkdaCCD.dpuf
Feb 05 2015, 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST
ON, Hamilton, OPIRG McMaster Resource Centre
2. Concert January 25th
On January 25th at St Pauls United in Dundas [corner of Cross and Park] the Dundas Valley Orchestra is holding a concert entitled ‘Songs of the people. A celebration of Black History Month’. As well as the orchestra there will be a choir and I’m sure the music will be wonderful. No admission fee but a free will offering is suggested. Start time is 3 pm.
3. Family Day Feb 16th
Griffin House Families can explore black history together as they stroll the paths of the Dundas Valley and visit Griffin House National Historical Site. Warm up with some apple cider and conversation. Griffin House is a 19th century home that stands as a testament to the strength and bravery of black Canadians who journeyed to Southern Ontario. Parking and access by the Hermitage Parking Lot, 1.5 miles west of Ancaster on Sulphur Springs Road (near the intersection of Sulphur Springs and Mineral Springs Road). Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ages: All Cost: Free tour of Griffin House. Donations gladly accepted. Parking fees will apply at Hermitage Parking Lot.
4. February 7, 2015 John Holland Awards
At Michelangelo Banquet Centre $80.00 per person Table of 10 $750.00 For more information, please contact Greer at 905 527 5651 The Rev. John C. Holland Awards is recognized as the region’s most prestigious event, celebrating outstanding achievement within the African-Canadian Community. If you or someone you know has exhibited outstanding achievements in one or more of the categories listed below, we encourage you to apply for a Rev. John C. Holland Awards. The Award categories include: Arts and Entertainment Business Professional Achievement Community Service Youth Leadership (5) The Ally Award & Award of Merit.