The Black Daddies Club co- presents Sunday Dinners, which is a monthly virtual conversation with Black men from around North America, and other continents, who represent various entry points into Blackness and masculinities, to speak about their hope as Black men and about where they are currently emotionally and mentally.
The next and final Sunday Dinners for this year takes place on Sunday, December 26th 2021, from 5pm to 8pm (Eastern time zone). You can register at this Eventbrite link.
Sunday Dinners is online conversation series, that is held once a month on Sundays, from 5pm to 8pm (eastern time) and will take place on the zoom platform. The idea behind the virtual series is the intersections of food, conversations, and healing. The importance of gathering as Black people for Sunday Dinners resonates with many African and Black people from across the diaspora. The purpose of the Sunday Dinner gatherings is for Black men to have cross border conversations with other Black men from various entry points to explore our similarities and differences as Black men. Using large rooms and breakout rooms on the zoom platform we will have conversations about strategies and learnings for Black men navigating Anti-Black racism in the territories that they live. This online conversation series is for Black men who identify as cis-gendered, heterosexual, trans-men, gay, bi-sexual, mixed race, living with a disability or non-binary Black men; as long as you identify as a Black man the Sunday Dinner space is for you.
Loving Accountability | November 19 – December 3 | Trinity in the Square (outdoors)
The Good Guise Present – Future Ancestors: From Care to Accountability
During these times of multiple pandemics, the Good Guise looked through their personal and community histories for inspiration and solace. We began at Eglinton West with the recognition that to become Future Ancestors, we would have to first learn to care for ourselves, our survival, and that of our communities. Our second installation brings you an immersive audiovisual experience that weaves together poetry and photo/videography by Jah Grey, Mosheh I – Tree Herdsman, Bidemi Oloyede and Mobólúwajídìde (Bo) Joseph with contributions from the larger Good Guise.
We have been harmed, we ourselves also have harmed. What does it then mean to be accountable to ourselves and to others in this dual reality? This installation invites you to immerse yourselves in our reflections as we approach this question from a position of self and communal care. We ask what it means to love and practice loving accountability as future ancestors rooted in community. While we don’t yet have the answers, we hope this can be a starting point for others asking similar questions.
Making With Place is SKETCH’s first series of public art projects in which artists consider the complexities of place while engaging with communities in thoughtful community-engaged design and production processes. Making with Place is part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 – 2022, and funded by the Government of Canada, The City of Toronto, and Canada Council for the Arts.
Our public events will have ASL interpretation available. This site does have a step which renders part of the installation inaccessible, but still viewable to folks in mobility devices. Video and sound elements will be present.
This outdoor in-person event will takes place on Friday, December 3rd, 2021, from 5pm to 6pm at Trinity in the Square (outdoors) behind Toronto Eaton Centre Mall, Downtown, Toronto