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Black History Month 2022 in LaSalle

27 janvier 2022

LaSalle, January 27, 2022 – As part of the 31st edition of Black History Month, the borough of LaSalle and its partner organizations are offering virtual activities aimed at highlighting the outstanding contribution of Black communities to Québec society.

Radio broadcast to launch it all… 

A special radio show to launch the 31st edition will be broadcast in collaboration with CKVL 100.1 FM. Interview and musical performance by Jonathan Emile, LaSalle singer-songwriter, under the prestigious Bob Marley label.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., on the radio and on the Facebook page of CKVL 100.1 FM at the same time

Personalities in the spotlight

This year, the borough of LaSalle wishes to highlight two LaSalle personalities who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of activity:

Jonathan Emile

Singer-songwriter whose music is well known in Montréal, elsewhere in Canada, the United States and other parts of the world. In 2020, the artist released his first reggae album, Spaces-in-Between, through a partnership between his independent record label Mindpeacelove and Tuff Gong International, the legendary label founded by reggae music icon Bob Marley. The Jamaican-born LaSalle native is the first Quebecer whose music is marketed under this prestigious record label.

Dorothy Rhau

The leadership and passion of this stand-up comedian and entrepreneur have greatly contributed to the development of the Black community. In her professional career, she is the President of the non-profit organization Audace au Féminin, which oversees the International Black Women's Exposition. Her mission? To promote the emancipation and success of Black women in a society that she hopes will be more inclusive and egalitarian.

Sneak peek at the virtual program 

Bienvenue à l'immigrant / Welcome to immigrants (in French)

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 10 a.m.: A 30-second video featuring several people speaking out about what Black History Month means to them.
  • Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10 a.m.: Portraits of inspiring personalities: Oceane Ingrid Nyela
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10 a.m.: Inspirational portraits: Soifiya Hassani
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10 a.m.: A get-together between youngsters from cultural communities and police officers from LaSalle neighbourhood station 13

Montreal Caribbean Social Organization

  • Friday, February 4, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Spotlite, the Caribbean Show—on CKVL 100.1 FM radio station—dedicated to Black History Month. Interview with Jonathan Emile in English.

L'Octogone library

  • Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1 p.m.: (in French) Writing process with singer-songwriter Stella Adjokê
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10 a.m.: (in French) Women's stories and Black history: honouring the past by inspiring the future. Lecture with singer-songwriter Stella Adjokê.
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 1 p.m.: (in French) Virtual workshop to learn about Nkuu with artist Atna Njock

The Council for Black Aging Community of Montreal

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lecture by Nadine Joy: The five love languages

AIR-SOM Centre Prisme

  • Friday, February 11, 2022 at 10 a.m.: (in French) Learning through documentary films: Discovering Black communities in Canada
  • February 7-28, 2022 (Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.): Exhibition: What's the matter? Our take on the Black History Month Celebration.

LaSalle Multicultural Resource Center

  • Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.: Virtual conversation: The decolonization of voices
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.: Virtual concert on Black history

Full details of the program of activities may be found online (at montreal.ca/en/lasalle).

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Source: Direction des relations avec les citoyens, du greffe et des services administratifs