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Ontario Heritage Trust: Emancipation Day 2022
July 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Schedule of activities:
Debut of new name – Join us for the unveiling of the new site name at Noon
10:40 a.m. and 1:45 pm.
Amaria Phillips is the co-founder and President of Concordia University’s Black Student Union. She’ll present two original works of poetry.
10:50 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Gospel musician Tracy Cain is a fifth-generation Black Canadian with roots in North Buxton, St. Catharines and the Queen’s Bush settlement. Her warm, smooth vocal stylings are influenced by gospel, jazz and R&B.
Great-great-grandson of Josiah Henson, Reverend Terrence Vick will bring remarks on behalf of the Henson family.
11:15 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.
An artist and designer commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint to design the Underground Railroad commemorative coin for Black History Month 2022, Delfish will speak about his creative process and his work in commemorating Black history and the Underground Railroad.
Susan Cooke Soderberg
A public historian and freelance writer from Maryland, Soderberg is the author of an upcoming biography entitled The Real Josiah Henson: One Man’s Journey from Enslavement to Celebrity.
Heritage Singers Canada
11:55 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A crowd favourite, Heritage Singers Canada return to Emancipation Day to conduct a musical journey from slavery to freedom.
An Enduring Dawn: Dresden’s Black presence since the 19th century
A photographic exhibit highlighting the role people of African descent have played in the early development of the town of Dresden.
10 a.m. to Noon
An art activity for kids.
Lunch available for purchase, with food and desserts from Dresden Sidestreets Youth Centre.