Michèle Newton’s Community Conversations event has been postponed due to weather. New date to come.

Michèle Newton is “Back to Black”. That’s what she calls her personal journey which became a passion project and art display called Our Mosaic Lives.

She will be talking about it on Monday, Feb. 25 at the Barrie Public Library, downtown Branch, from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

“We are going to talk about my mixed-race background, and then dive into what I’ve learned about being black outside of major urban centres through my experiences and interviews with black Canadian women and girls this past year,” said Newton. “Topics are our views on Black History Month, being black in Canada, growing up black. I will be focusing on diversity and inclusion – the current state of it from our lives experiences, and what these words mean in terms of community, ending with how we can move forward and do better as a community. I will close with a poem called Acceptance.”

Beth Foster facilitates the candid conversation. It is expected to be the first of four interviewee events in 2019.

The Our Mosaic Lives Art Exhibit has been displayed at Barrie City Hall and during Black History Month is shared between both branches of The Barrie Public Library. It will be on display until the end of February.


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