The end of summer is fast approaching. [insert sad face here]
…but before the sun gives way to the cold and snow, let’s get together for some rest, relaxation and reasoning with family and friends!
On Sunday, September 4th at Petticoat Creek Park in Pickering, the Black Daddies Club (BDC) will be hosting our annual Family and Friends Picnic. This event will be a part of the Breaking Bread series that will culminate in our 10thanniversary co-created initiative entitled the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference. Spread throughout 2017, the Un-Conference will be held at venues across the Greater Toronto Area.
Black Daddies Club has partnered with York University’s graduate planning program to teach the fall 2016 course Planning in Toronto workshop, which will focus on developing a GIS mapping system that will be introduced during the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference.
As we reach the denouement of summer 2016, one thing that I have realized so far this year is that the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area in our multiplicity of hues and politics has different ways of community organizing and claiming space, it has been a beautiful thing to witness and this has giving hope to many from my community. During this summer I have seen the city of Toronto come alive with various forms of community organizing, one of which was the July’s edition of Breaking Bread Brunch which has been our most successful brunch so far this year, I would like to thank our community partners (Vibe 105.5FM, We Speak Research, Young Potential Fathers/ Ujima House) and community members that made July’s discussion really thoughtful, sincere and provocative.