“There can not be true Black liberation, until we are all liberated and free.”
The Symposium is a collaboration between the Black straight and Black LGBT2QS+ communities, with one of the purpose of the event which is to have cross-borders dialogue around issues that affect Black communities from around the world, the other goal is to speak to the fact that there are multiple entry points into Blackness and the fact that the Journey for Black Liberation can not only be for heteronormative folks.
See the complete line up for the plenaries at this year’s Journey to Black Liberation Symposium, we are 90% sold out for some of our plenaries, so register for free today and also buy your tickets for the Black Liberation Ball, which is guaranteed to be sold out this year for the 2ndyear in a row.
As Black Daddies Club goes into our 11th year of doing grassroots community based education in the city of Toronto we are excited to co-present, The 2nd annual Journey to Black Liberation Symposium and the Black Liberation Ball which were born through the 2017 Black Love Matters Un-Conference course at York University co-taught and co-created by Nigel Barriffe and Brandon Hay (founder of Black Daddies Club).
All the plenaries are free, we want to ensure that this symposium is as accessible as possible for community members to attend.
We are excited to announce that our headliner this 2019 is Dominque Jackson, who will be doing an intimate dialogue entitled “I AM WOMAN”, best known for her leading role of Elektra Abundance of the FX Television series Pose, will be discussing her life as a trans Black woman and the challenges and achievements that have made her the women she is today.
We are excited to announce we have a barbershop discussion event leading up to symposium entitled “Black People Being Honest: Dating While Black in Toronto in 2019”, this discussion will be on Friday January 25th, 2019from 7pm to 9pm at Hairplay barbershop 2444 Dufferin Street, the event is free and no registration is needed.
Media will be at this event and we will be filming this discussion. Please see flyers attached for more details