Black Bodies, White Spaces | Event in Toronto

PEN Canada, Sutherland House Press and Hungry Eyes Media invite you to an intimate, free event set in Toronto’s Davenport neighbourhood. The event honours Black History Month, female creatives and their expression. To save your seat, please RSVP here.

The discussion

Sixty years after the US Civil Rights Movement, many Canadian artists, writers and culture workers still contend with the power dynamics of “white spaces” that discount and devalue Black creativity and marginalize nonwhite histories and narratives.

Join award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Holness, author and diplomat Jennifer Hosten, and moderator Dr. Cheryl Thompson, as they discuss the challenges of negotiating these spaces during their professional lives, and reflect on what It has taught them about the complex intersections of race, art and culture in the 21st century.

When and Where

The discussion will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening a half-hour before, at Action Potential Lab at 451 Christie St, in Toronto. Street parking is limited, and the venue is accessible by TTC, either by the 127 bus or a short walk from St. Clair west & Christie, Ossington & Dupont or Bathurst & Dupont.

The event is open to the public, and tickets are limited. To save your seat, please RSVP here.