Starting July 23rd, and throughout the summer, you will have access to conversations about Black history in Montreal, within the context of local colonialism, led by speaker and founder of Black Montreal Experiences Rito Joseph. This 6-week series connects the Montreal-based history lover and public speaker with Milwaukee_portal curator, community organiser and author Lewis Lee for conversations anchored in our cities’ colonial realities. Rooted in the recognition that all aspects of life in our countries are bound up with legacies of the Transatlantic slave trade and, as such, that Black History is North American History - Black on Both Sides mobilizes history to frame present contexts and spur future actions that bridge gaps between communities while encouraging reflexivity.
See the interactions broadcast on screens set up around the room and take part in the ensuing discussions.
From July 2020 to July 2021, the PHI_portal will connect local and international communities through transdisciplinary programming series that centre music, design, visual and media arts to explore dialogue that activates our global connectivity. The PHI_portal will serve as a catalyst for artistic exchanges and human connections that transcend across borders and language.