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Black Future Month Launch

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CSI Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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Join us as b current performing arts launches Black Future Month in a celebration of the Black community’s countless contributions.

This intimate evening will unfold with a featured conversation with maxine bailey, former Vice-President of Advancement at the Toronto International Film Festival and led by comedienne and bcHUB training program graduate, Aba Amuquandoh. Aba will then invite other community members to take centre-stage to discuss what Black Future Month has in store for them, what excites them, and what challenges they are eager to face. By the end of the night, we hope to have a room full of people who feel acknowledged and celebrated amongst caring allies.

Handmade Cubano sandwiches and side dishes will be grilled onsite by Artistic Director Catherine Hernandez.

This event is wheelchair accessible however, we regret that we cannot offer ASL interpretation for this event.

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More about maxine bailey

maxine bailey is a dynamic member of Toronto’s arts community. For eighteen years, maxine served as the Vice-President of Advancement at the Toronto International Film Festival. She was the principal liaison and chief fundraiser for the organization’s government partners, donors, and members in their support of TIFF’s festivals and year-round programming. She is particularly proud of founding Share Her Journey, TIFF’s five year fundraising commitment to achieving gender parity both behind and in front of the camera. Prior to TIFF maxine was in theatre. Recently, Sistahs, an award-winning play she co-wrote was remounted to much acclaim. An active representative in arts and community-based projects, maxine co-founded the Black Artists Network in Dialogue (BAND), which showcases black cultural contributions nationally and internationally. She currently participates in the advisory boards and steering committees for: the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation Advocacy Committee; ArtsVote; the City of Toronto's Film, Television and Digital Media Board; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Board and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund. A voracious reader, maxine sat on the jury for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and was recently named one of NOW Toronto’s Local Heroes.

More about Aba Amuquandoh

Aba Amuquandoh is an actress, writer, comedienne and an alumnus of b current's bcHub Training Program. In her free time, Aba offers drop in scene study classes. Her most recent play includes I Can’t Trust Anyone, Everyone Hurts Me: A Comedy which premiered at the University of Toronto Drama Festival, and also won the Staging Survivance Merit Award, presented by Jill Carter. Aba is also a stand up comedian as well as a sketch comedy writer and performer. She performs with The Sketchersons, and you can catch her at Bad Dog doing a set for Yas Kween, or Black and Funny. An excerpt from Aba's play Ghanada is featured in Living Hyphen, a magazine that is dedicated to telling the stories of hyphenated Canadians. You can expect to see some more of her writing in a feminist comedy book that will be published by Demeter Press next year.




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There are no ID or age requiremts for this event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Bathurst TTC subway stop is located just north of the event space. There is a Green P Parking located at 365 Lippincott St and 557 Palmerston Avenue.

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Please contact the event organizer through the contact link provided on this page.

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You do not have to present a printed copy of your ticket. A digital copy or ticket confirmation will be accepted.

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Yes. You are allowed to update any personal information until 6:00 pm of the event date.

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