Black History Month

The City of Vaughan commemorated Black History Month with a special virtual event on Sun, Feb. 13, 2022. This year’s celebration was emceed by Emmy award-winning TV host Patricia Jaggernauth and headlined by multiple JUNO award-winning and Grammy award-winning (collaboration) recording artist Liberty Silver accompanied by musical director Eddie Bullen.

Additional entertainment included inspiring and uplifting performances by Mo Guzman, Tania Hernandez and Jumol Royes.

The event also featured:

  • an artist segment by McMichael Canadian Art Collection featuring a discussion with the Chief Curator Sarah Milroy and Gaëtane Verna, director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, on the history of art by Black Canadian women, viewed from the vantage point of their exhibition Denyse Thomasos: Odyssey
  • a local restaurant showcasing Caribbean cuisine by Tropical Island Caribbean Restaurant
  • Vaughan Public Libraries: #BookTok video sharing the covers of recommended books
  • a tribute video recognizing the Honourable Jean Augustine

 

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