Events Calendar

Coming Out Stories: Linda Burgess

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.

Linda Burgess, widely known as “Okie,” is a public speaker on indigenous topics where she utilizes her skills in humour and compassion to reach an audience. She is a proud, two-spirit Choctaw woman born and raised in the tiny town of Bokchito, Oklahoma. She encountered adversity from her Pentecostal preacher and peers for being two-spirit. She is well-known in the LGTB2S+ community and has shared her story in multiple platforms across the Niagara region. Priding on individualism and unity, she is an inspiration to many, a pillar in the community. Following her story, Linda will drum alongside the other members of the Strong Water Women.

Click on the Link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZPwb1VG-SWOlC_7C-eplNQ

Online Event

October 1, 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)

October 8 @ 7pm – NFB Collection
Journey To Justice | Roger McTair, 2000
Documentary on racism in Canada, and activists and leaders who fought against bigotry in small towns, the military, and government.
Remember Africville | Shelagh Mackenzie, 1991

Stunning archival photos and video document the lost Halifax community known as Africville.

 

Speak It! – From the Heart of Nova Scotia | Sylvia Hamilton, 1992
Black students protest racist graffiti, and call for local Black history in high school: “We need to know things they don’t teach … what’s missing in the curriculum.”

Options for Viewing:
All films Rated PG and available to stream for free on NFB.ca
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on October 8 @ 7pm): https://youtu.be/-FpAHp-EM0c

Online Event

October 8, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Niagara Parks Commission: A History of Heritage along the Niagara River

Since 1888, the Niagara Parks Commission has been responsible for maintaining the strip of land along the Niagara River.  Springing out of years of mass growth and unmanageable private interests, the NPC looked at creating a space that provides access to the River and the Falls, while maintaining the natural beauty of the space. 

This discussion with Jim Hill, Senior Manager of Heritage at Niagara Parks will look at the heritage properties that they manage and maintain.  Discussing the history, maintenance and stories behind the buildings, brick walls, fencing and people who have worked on this legacy.  We will also discuss the future of some of the properties and the challenges of maintaining this important landscape.

 

Click on the link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_anc69CPFSUe5Xxqt1JMZeQ

Online Event

October 15, 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)

October 22 @ 7pm – The Loving Story | Nancy Buirski, 2011, U.S. Rated PG
Drama-bio. An inter-racial couple become central figures in a case for social justice that reached the American Supreme Court.
Options for Viewing:
NF & St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Amazon Prime ($3.99), Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)

Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on October 22 @ 7pm): https://youtu.be/faQjgAsf8b8

Online Event

October 22, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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)

 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 (video will drop on November 5 @ 7pm): LINK TO COME SOON

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 20 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

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