Halton Hills Lecture Series: Tracing Black Lives in Guelph, 1890-1945

Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch

Halton Hills, ON

Digital History & heritage Library

This lecture examines the social life and aspirations of Black men, women, and children from 1890 to 1945. Through telling and retelling of stories of marginalized Black figures in Guelph, the lecture seeks to disrupt the erasure of the historical and contemporary Black presence in southwestern Ontario and raise awareness about the intimate lives of Black people, their vibrant communities, diverse voices, and cultural narratives. Jade Ferguson is an associate professor in the School of English & Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. Her research and teaching areas include Black art, literature, and activism. Over the last three years, she has worked closely with Guelph Black Heritage Society on a series of community engaged projects on Black voices and stories in Guelph that can be found at blackpastinguelph.com Program offered in partnership with CFUW-Georgetown. This event is part of our One Book, One Halton Hills program series. In 2021, our community is reading Gutter Child by Jael Richardson.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

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This event is free.

Organized by

Halton Hills Public Library

For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community. For Culture Days this year, the Library will host a wide variety of activities for all age groups in various artistic disciplines. Please join us online or in branch to learn more about Culture Days at the Library, including the programs, venues, dates and times; as well as the arts and culture opportunities available in Halton Hills year-round. Plus, you can follow and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube for the latest updates. For more information on library programs, services, hours of operation and access to the online catalogue, please visit www.hhpl.on.ca.

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For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community....

Location

9 Church Street

Halton Hills, ON

Event Contact

Halton Hills Public Library

askus@haltonhills.ca

9058732681

Language

English