Join us for a night of readings, performance and dialogue about and around race, labour and civil rights in the wake of Black History Month.
Hosted and moderated by Dub Poet Klyde Broox at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
“Black” history is human history. A holistic view of world history reveals that the Transatlantic Slave Trade was the first great labour engine of capitalism. The fight of enslaved Africans was the first great labour struggle– a struggle to which all workers’ struggles past and present around the globe can be traced back.
Call and Response calls on the public to find and share readings (an article, poem, biography, essay, excerpt or quotation) that are thought-provoking and will further our understanding of race, labour, civil rights and/or social justice. Readings will be read aloud and discussed among the group towards an open and collaborative process of performance, reflection, empowerment, and speech.
The readings will be collected in an archival document following the event. Readings should be no longer than 2-3 minutes each.
To sign up to read and submit your text in advance, or if you have questions, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is Monday, February 27th at 4 pm.