Upcoming Black Daddies Club Initiatives

I Hope your summer is going awesome, just want to send you all a quick update regarding some upcoming Black Daddies Club initiatives.

Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference Summer Series:

Family and Friends Summer Hikes

Apart of the Black Daddies Club 10th year anniversary initiative Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference, the 2nd installment of the Family and Friends Summer Hikes will be taking place this Sunday, July 23rd at 10am to 2pm at Glen Rouge Camping grounds located at 7450 Kingston Road. The conversation themes for this upcoming hike will be grandparents, elders, courage and confidence. CBC came out to cover our hike in June, you can read more about it here.

The final hike of the year will be Sunday, August 13th, 2017. This will conclude the summer series component of the Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference

Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference Fall/ Autumn Series:

Planning in Toronto: Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference course at York University (September 2017 to December 2017)

This 12 week course is open to graduate students at York University of all race, genders and nationality, the course is also open to community members that identify as Black or African Canadians, for community members the course is free. If you are a community member and are interested applying for the course, please submit one of the following that answers the question: What does Black love mean to you and why is it relevant in 2017?

  • An essay (500 to 1000 words)
  • Video blog (5 to 10 minutes)
  • Podcast (5 to 10 minutes)
  • Deadline for community member submissions is Sept. 1st at 4 PM to brandon@theblackdaddiesclub.com

* Full course schedule will be a released on our website in a few weeks.

Black Love Matters 2017 Un-Conference & CaribbeanTales Film Festival (CTFF) (September 2017)

#BLACKLOVEMATTERS Short Film Challenge:

This challenge explores stories of black masculinity, fatherhood, and black love — romantic, familial, fraternal and otherwise. The deadline has been extended, for more info check CTFF website


This latest documentary of British-Barbadian film legend Menelik Shabaaz discusses what it means to look for love in contemporary society and the difficulties black men and women face in their search. Featuring spoken word artists, therapists, comedians, journalists and activists, alongside real and raw discussions among Black people (young and old), Looking for Love tries to dig to the heart of why love appears to be.  You can purchase tickets here.

This event will be also apart of the Planning In Toronto:  Black Love Matters 2017 course at York University

For more information visit www.theblackdaddiesclub.com