VISIONS IN GREEN PRESENTS: SHEREHEKEA AFRICA 2020
In celebration of the African people and their contributions to the world, Visions In Green and associates have composed a weekend of splendor in Toronto Ontario at the beautiful ARTSCAPE DANIELS SPECTRUM CENTRE, located on 585 Dundas Street East. The extravaganza begins on Friday January 31 with an opening gala and ends on Sunday February 2nd 2020.
This event features exhibitions of African people, ranging from cultural and technological achievements, confirmed speakers like, Ms. Jean Augustine, Professor George Dei and panel discussions on health, wellness and nutrition (traditional vs. modern). Included throughout the weekend are fun family engagement activities and an African game centre, entertainment, African drumming, fitness, dance, martial arts workshops and demonstrations and of course the amazing culinary delights. There will be live musical performances and historical information not commonly known to the masses.
Included are some of Toronto’s top performing artists entertaining our guests, consisting of storytelling, spoken word, R & B, funk, Reggae, Soul music and old school rock and roll, with performers like Eddie & Quincy Bullen & Carlos Morgan. The event will feature the works of some of Toronto’s top fine artists by art curator Mrs. Joan Butterfield, respected international wood sculptor Mr. Dorsey James providing a woodcarving workshop and showcasing their works throughout the event space.
This event will feature exhibitions from supportive partners like Black African Museum, African Inventors, International Children’s Inventors Museum, the China’s African Dynasty exhibit and an African animals exhibition just to name a few. It will be a refreshing educational experience for all who attend.
We are expecting over 6 000 individuals, families and youth from across Toronto GTHA and beyond to experience our cities rich, diverse and multi-layered melanated African Canadian history heritage and culture.
The extended purpose is to raise funds and awareness for “Black African Museum” (B.A.M.), the African Inventors and International Children’s Inventors Exhibitions, the I Love S.T.E.M Selfie Centre and to support our trustee organization Rush Youth Foundation and the Harris Youth Foundation.
We have and significant focus around youth engagement, we have invited 1000 Regent Park students, we intend to provide employment and volunteer opportunities for over 50 youth over the three days, of which 20 of those youth will be provided an income. All will be provided with transportation support, a meal and access to our supportive partners programs and services.
With all that being said we would like to welcome you to visit our website, get involved in anyway you feel possible and prepare yourself for the best African History Month event of the year!
Thank you for your time, consideration and support.
Curator and CEO of Visions in Green & Black African Museum
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