Events Calendar

Interview with Brooke Blackburn

Join us for an interview with Brooke Blackburn, the primary composer & guitar player of the Juno nominated, Rhythm & Blues band, Blackburn. We will explore the composition of his music; which touches on both the personal and collective experiences of the Black community. Brooke’s family history includes the heroic journey of freedom seekers travelling the path of the Underground Railroad from Kentucky to Owen Sound. His lineage also includes the notable veteran of the Toronto music scene – his father – Bobby Dean Blackburn; a pioneer of the Canadian Blues and Rock and Roll bands. Don’t miss you chance to explore his creative process and ask some questions.

 
Click on the Link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vTlBli4TR265cwxWpf-B2g

Online Event

October 29, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fall Film Series: Heroic Journeys – Black Histories on Screen

Bi-weekly the Museum will screen a pre-recorded Movie Matters Talk @ 7pm with Joan Nicks. She will explore the films sharing insights on narrative and documentary style, heroic characterization, and cultural meaning. We recommend screening the films from the comfort of your own home before tuning into Joan’s talk. See complete film series program for details

https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/pdf/heroic-journies-fall-2020-program.pdf (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)

 November 5 @ 7pm – True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight For Equity | Peter W. Kunhardt, 2019, U.S. Rated PG
Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson has made it his life’s work to reform a system that convicts black men for crimes they did not commit.
Options for Viewing:
St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Crave Streaming Service, Rent on Amazon Prime ($3.99), Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk: https://youtu.be/CpfUttgcaxQ

Online Event

November 5, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The J4BL Book Club

Join J4BL founder Sherri Darlene to read and discuss her powerful book selections. As Niagara's grassroots organization Justice4BlackLives continues to grow and impact the region with their hands on approach to combating systematic racism. Join Sherri Darlene in the fight for change through education and much needed discussion. Her book selections are deliberate and purposeful and will spark your thirst for a truthful knowledge.

October book selection:

THE SKIN WE'RE IN
by Canadian Journalist, Desmond Cole

 "This smart, powerful, essential book is an act of radical generosity. One we should all be grateful to receive, hold, share, and revisit." (Alicia Elliott)

 Participation is limited to 10 individuals and pre-registration is required. Email Christine at [email protected] by November 6th to register.

Online Event

November 12, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fall Film Series: Heroic Journeys – Black Histories on Screen

Bi-weekly the Museum will screen a pre-recorded Movie Matters Talk @ 7pm with Joan Nicks. She will explore the films sharing insights on narrative and documentary style, heroic characterization, and cultural meaning. We recommend screening the films from the comfort of your own home before tuning into Joan’s talk. See complete film series program for details

https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/pdf/heroic-journies-fall-2020-program.pdf (PDF)

November 19 @ 7pm – Harriet | Kasi Lemmons, 2019, U.S. Rated PG
Hollywoodized depiction of Harriet Tubman, a heroic woman escaping slavery, and on a mission to lead others through the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Options for Viewing: NF &
St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Crave Streaming Service, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on November 19 @ 7pm): LINK TO COME SOON

Online Event

November 19, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Water at the Museum: Rodman Hall Art Centre in the Niagara Region

Water defines the Niagara Region and its history. A cultural landmark, the Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines has in recent years regularly showcased artworks thematizing human activities related to water and rivers, thus contributing a distinct perspective to our common environment.

Catherine Parayre is the Director of the Research Centre in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Culture at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Performing Arts, Brock University.  

Click on the Link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F2wI5oShT--b6Op7IpaW1g

Online Event

November 26, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Coming Out Stories: Saint Stone

Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Each night will feature a different special guest to share their personal coming-out story. Come be a part of these much needed conversations in the Niagara Region. All are welcome.

Saint Stone is a punk/grunge/indie group that screams and shouts about what it’s like for some to live and love in this world. Stone for the first brick thrown at the Stonewall Riots, and Saint for the queer and trans people who were told that they were anything less than transcendent. Join them as they share their personal journeys along with an acoustic performance.

Click on the Link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Yqdzz3wQICe4ZK0T1FwTA

Online Event

December 3, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wilma

Join us for a digital screening of the film Wilma, produced and directed by Ayo Adewumi.

Wilma Morrison, who is regarded as the custodian of Black History in Niagara, tells her story and experiences growing up as an Ontario-born Black Canadian, the discrimination she faced based on her colour and sex, and her efforts to preserve Black History in Niagara Falls. She highlights the struggles of saving the local BME Church and having it designated as a National Heritage Site, and also, the history of early Black settlers in Niagara Falls. Wilma talks about her numerous awards including the Order of Ontario, and her hopes for the future as Canada celebrates her 150th anniversary of Confederation.

To participate, click on the link provided, and input the password. The password will work for exactly 24hrs starting from Dec. 10, 2020 at 7pm. Please do not try to access the film before this time.

 

LINK: https://vimeo.com/195402932
PASSWORD:
Wilma 

Online Event

December 10, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SPARKLE

Rusty McCarthy and Maja Bannerman present SPARKLE, a digital seasonal winter show brimming with magic, romance and music. The duo performs vignettes, skits and songs with aplomb and panache peppered with a pinch or two of humour. Touching down at the City of Niagara Falls Museum near Christmas time they will be sure to bring Sparkle by special delivery to your home; prepare for part kitchen party, part- cabaret!

Video will be released at 7pm on December 17th, click here to watch: Link coming soon 

Online Event

December 17, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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