The Black Daddies Club is beyond excited to announce this new collaboration with Evergreen Brickwork and their commitment to ensure that green spaces are accessible to Black and racialized folks living in the Greater Toronto Area.
We are announcing a summary of the Black Daddies Club events that will be housed at Evergreen Brickworks for the fall 2023 and January 2024.
Black Daddies Club presents Family Hike and Health day
When: Sunday August 27th 2023, from 10am – 3pm
The purpose of these Summer hikes are for Black and Racialized families as well as allies to gather at a green space in Toronto on a Sunday morning to take part in a group hike and a day filled of various nature and healing modalities focusing on Black and racialized families, which will include, Yoga for families, Art and nature play activities for children and circle discussion for Black parents. This is an intergenerational event, grandparents to grandchildren are welcomed
This event will be free with registration, BDC T-shirts and lunch will be provided to attendees at this event.
Finding a Partner after 40: A Conversations amongst Black Folks (BDC 16th year anniversary event)
When: Saturday November 25th 2023, from 8pm-1am
Black Daddies Club will be celebrating our 16th year anniversary with a panel discussion entitled “Finding a Partner after 40: A Conversation amongst Black Folks”, this event will be engaging Black men from North America on their experiences around dating in hetero sexual or Queer communities. The event will also engage Black therapists that will speak about the macro challenges and opportunities for Black folks looking for love or partnership after the age of 40.
This event is a preliminary event to a quarterly series that will launch in 2024 for Black therapists to speak about various issues impacting Black communities around our mental health and spotlighting different Black therapists who are doing healing work.
This event is for folks 19 years and older and it will be a paid event.
Journey to Black Liberation Symposium and The Black Liberation Ball 2024
When: February 2024
We are bringing back this two day symposium that will focus on themes, discourses, strategies, and analysis that are centered around the Black struggle for justice and liberation through a transnational dialogue. The plenaries will engage all the five senses, from movement workshops (i.e. vogueing) , discussions, art work gallery, film and food. The event is a cross-border conversation on what liberation in the Black community looks like. Black folks from across the diaspora will be a part of this event engaging in a global conversation on how Black liberation, as a movement, can be advanced.
The event will conclude with The Black Liberation Ball, which will feature various houses from Canada and around the world who will be competing for the top house at this prestigious and international ballroom event.
This event is considered as a collaboration between the Black LGBTQ2S+ and Black Heterosexual communities.
This event is co-curated by Twysted Miyake-Muglar from the Toronto Kiki Ball Alliance (TKBA), Michael Roberson from Ultra-red and C-RRED (Center for Race, Religion, and Economic Democracy)/New York City and Brandon Hay, founder of the The Black Daddies Club (BDC)/Toronto,