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Black History Month: Parting The Roots

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Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

34 Isabella Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

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Parting the Roots is both an art project and an exploration of the history of black hair.

Please join us on January 29th for the launch of the temporary exhibition. The gallery will be open at 4pm with the panel discussion starting promptly at 6:30pm.

The mission behind parting the roots is to educate and engage the Canadian public by sharing the history, the politics, the diversity, and the art behind black hair. It is a platform to shed light on and reverse the misconceptions the general public shares towards black hair and the styles worn. It is also an opportunity to normalize, inspire, and empower black individuals with their hair in any state and to celebrate the uniqueness, the diversity, and dopeness of black hair.

Ticket sales are on a sliding scale to ensure the event is accessible to everyone. Please donate as you can. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Sickle Cell Association of Ontario and Rainbow Railroad.

The exhibition hours are:
Tuesday, January 29th: 4pm-9pm*
*Panel discussion and event from 6:00pm-8:30pm
Wednesday, January 30th: 6:30pm-9pm
Thursday, January 31st: 6:30pm-9pm
Friday, February 1st: 1pm-9pm

Tickets & Seating:
Tickets are only required for the panel event. The exhibition is available and free to visit during the hours noted above. Seating is limited for the panel discussion, please email PartingTheRoots@gmail.com in advance if you have any mobility or accessibility needs (more accessibility info is below).

The Panelists & Moderator:
Simone Wright - Founder of Parting the Roots
Greg Samba - Dancer and Project Management Professional
Janielle Mckoy - Visual Merchandiser and Off Figure Stylist
Tanya Turton - Founder of NiaZamar: Redefining Beauty, Creative Entrepreneur and Wellness Educator
Moya Teklu - Policy Counsel at Legal Aid Ontario


Accessibility info:
The event location is fully accessible with a ramp into the building and an elevator that can take you into the gallery space. However, the ramp into the building is being renovated, please check back closer to the event date to confirm accessibility.


Land Acknowledgement:
We would like to acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Métis, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

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