She Be Lady 2021

She Be Lady 2021

Organization

Afrotropolis Arts Collective

Date

Mar 5, 2021 - Mar 7, 2021Add To Calendar

Event Details

"She Be Lady" will pay tribute to the African woman with a mental health workshop, community roundtable and a live music concert through a 3-day program. We are working out contingency plans that will allow for the production of virtual events in the case that we encounter any COVID19 related restrictions around social gathering and travel.

Day 1: Self-Care -- Friday March 5, 2021.

In partnership with an organization dedicated to mental health, we will host a self care and learning session with the aim of fostering good mental health amongst Black women in the era of social distancing and COVID19.

Day 2: Live Concert - Saturday March 6, 2021.

The concert will feature 4 African/Caribbean women all backed by a 7-piece band and a string/horn section at the historical Concert Hall. Alternatively if COVID19 restrictions are still in place, the artists will broadcast from their home base with their own bands.Our proposed line-up includes ASA (Nigeria), Haviah Mighty (Toronto), Jazmine Sullivan (US) and Sho Madjozi (South Africa) - - all accomplished artists who demonstrate the ethos of She Be Lady.

Day 3: The Community Roundtable - Sunday March 7, 2020.

The discussions will center on creating opportunities for self-realization and building one's community in an era of social distancing. One of the international panellists under consideration is award winning Nigerian author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Other keynote speakers under consideration include: Bozoma Saint John, Yvonne Orji, Zim Ugochukwu, Doreen Noni and Jackie Aina. For 2021, we will be adding a mini event series leading up to and after our main programming, these events will feature showcases of Black female artists in Canada, wellness programming and thought leadership and roundtable discussions on topics of importance to the black female experience.

Location

Online / En ligne Toronto, OntarioCAGet Directions

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